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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The nonpartisan CBO releases projections of how many Americans would gain or lose insurance under the Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections of how many Americans would gain or lose insurance under the Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act as well as cost projections for the proposed bill.
Watch Congresswoman Sewell’s remarks at the Ways & Means Committee bill markup.
Washington, D.C. – At a Ways & Means Committee bill hearing Thursday morning, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-D) spoke out against the Republican repeal bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. At the time of the hearing, the Congressional Budget Office had not yet released any estimate for the cost or impact of the Republican repeal bill.