Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release
Continuing resolution passes House and Senate with bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) funding and reopening the government through February 8. The CR will also reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including Alabama’s ALLKids program, for six years. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) voted for the agreement when it passed the House.

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
With no spending bill, the government shut down at midnight on Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday at midnight, the government shut down after the Republican-controlled Congress failed to pass a spending bill. Until Congress passes legislation to fund the government, most federal agencies will remain closed, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed, and many basic government services will be unavailable.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
House passes one-month government funding extension without extending expired Medicare programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives considered passage of a one-month continuing resolution (CR), the fourth short-term CR in five months.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
Members of Congress condemn Trump for racist, hateful comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined nearly 150 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution censuring President Trump for racist remarks he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan meeting on January 11, 2018.

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
The trail allows people to explore the destinations important to the Civil Rights Movement through 14 States

Birmingham, AL – On Martin Luther King Day, Governor Kay Ivey announced Alabama’s participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Trail that includes more than 130 historic sites, through 14 states. The sites highlight major events in the civil rights movement and Alabama has the largest number of sites on the trail.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address on Friday.  In this week’s address, Rep. Sewell remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urges congressional action addressing inequality in America today. Rep. Sewell also condemns the GOP tax bill for failing working American families.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
Toyota Mazda to open $1.6 billion plant in Alabama, create 4,000 jobs

Birmingham, AL – On Tuesday, Toyota and Mazda announced that it will build a $1.6 billion automobile manufacturing plant in Limestone County. The plant is the fourth auto manufacturing plant in Alabama.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
House passes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a bill reauthorizing critical intelligence laws which allow for the collection of information against foreign targets while providing robust privacy and transparency protections for U.S. citizens. Congresswoman Terri A.

Jan 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama and the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia prepare to compete in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) and Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) have made a friendly wager on which team will win the national title.

Jan 3, 2018 Press Release
President’s Voter Fraud Commission disbanded

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order dissolving his controversial voter fraud commission.