TrumpCare will strike major blow to working families, seniors, patients
Washington, D.C. – Today, Republicans passed a healthcare repeal bill through the House of Representatives despite unanimous opposition from Democratic lawmakers. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that, should the bill become law, an estimated 24 million Americans will lose healthcare coverage. Congresswoman Terri A.
Bipartisan omnibus deal funds historic preservation, student aid, medical research
Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to pass legislation funding the federal government through the remainder of FY17. The deal includes an increase in funding for historic preservation, health research, student aid, and healthcare benefits for coal miners.
National Urban League releases 2017 State of Black America report
Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Urban League released the 2017 edition of its annual State of Black America report. This year’s report, “Protect Our Progress,” examines the state of job creation, living wages, voting rights, criminal justice reform, education, health care, financial literacy, and threats to progress in those areas. Congresswoman Terri A.
Montgomery, AL – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) held a reception at the Lowndes Interpretive Center in Hayneville, AL, for the 2017 Seventh Congressional District Art Competition. This year, 76 pieces were submitted from talented high school students across the district.
President Trump releases proposal cutting taxes for wealthiest Americans and rapidly increasing the deficit
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump released a tax proposal that would dramatically reduce taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals and add trillions of dollars to the federal deficit. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, responds with the following statement:
Ceremony Recognizes Birmingham’s Role in American History as Epicenter of Civil Rights Movement
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement regarding the dedication of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.
"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:
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.
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.
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.