Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
"To effectively end the brutality of the Assad regime and the suffering of Syrian people, we need a comprehensive strategy with buy-in from lawmakers in Congress."

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the United States military launched cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield, responding to chemical attacks perpetrated against Syrian civilians earlier this week. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes steps aside from Russia investigation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Devin Nunes, announced that he would step aside from the Committee’s investigation into Russian election interference. Chairman Nunes’ recusal follows a series of ethics complaints filed against the Chairman for discussing classified material with the Trump Administration.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would strengthen penalties for wage discrimination

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell joined 198 House Members cosponsoring introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2017. The Paycheck Fairness Act closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and strengthens penalties for employers who discriminate based on gender. Rep. Sewell is an original cosponsor of this legislation.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release
The Cancer Care Payment Reform Act enhances quality of cancer care by creating a national oncology medical home demonstration project under Medicare.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) in introducing the bipartisan Cancer Care Payment Reform Act. The bill establishes a five-year demonstration project using the framework of the successful patient-centered Oncology Medical Home (OMH) model developed by community oncologists in recent years.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
Trump Tax Return Bill Receives Hearing, Vote in Ways & Means

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Ways & Means held a markup on H.Res. 186, a resolution directing the Secretary of Treasury to furnish 10 years of the President’s tax returns to the House of Representatives.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
Chairman Nunes should recuse himself from the investigations into Russian interference and incidental intelligence collection

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes acknowledged that he made a secret visit to the White House to review intelligence documents which he later used to claim that the Trump Administration was the subject of improper intelligence collection.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
Republican leadership pulls legislation before House vote

Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican leadership pulled the GOP healthcare repeal bill off the House floor minutes before a vote was going to be held on the legislation.

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
FBI Dir. Comey, NSA Dir. Rogers respond to Committee questions

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Intelligence Committee held a public hearing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers investigating Russian measures directed against the 2016 presidential election, American persons with ties to any attacks, and related national security issues. Congresswoman Terri A.

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
Sewell amendment addresses barriers to VA workforce recruitment in rural areas

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1367, a bill to improve hiring and retention practices for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The House voted to include an amendment offered by Congresswoman Terri A.

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
Preliminary 2018 budget promises massive cuts to science, agricultural, and jobs programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, the President released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal with massive cuts to science, agricultural, and jobs programs, as well as other institutions central to Alabama’s economy. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement: