The VRAA restores voting protections in states with a history of discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, May 21, House and Senate Democratic Leaders held a press conference to introduce A Better Deal for Our Democracy. This agenda focuses on restoring voting rights, empowering the voices of American citizens, and ethics reform. The proposal includes the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), a bill introduced by Congresswoman Terri A.
Educational Event Addresses Public Health and Wastewater Contamination
On Wednesday, May 30th, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) will host a Public Health Fair in Hayneville, Alabama. The health fair is intended to raise public awareness about the health consequences associated with failing septic systems and wastewater contamination and provide an opportunity for safe and confidential health screenings.
10 People Were Killed at Santa Fe High School
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issues the following statement on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas:
Failed GOP Farm Bill called for cuts to SNAP, farmer safety net, and rural development
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 18, Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill. The bill was defeated in a vote of 198-213 after every Democrat and 30 Republicans voted to oppose the bill.
Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act passes Committee in unanimous vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 16, the Ways and Means Committee passed the Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act, a bill led by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-PA).
New legislation provides grants for low- and moderate-income households to connect homes to wastewater systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 16, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) led the introduction of the Rural Septic Tank Access Act (H.R. 5837) with original cosponsor Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL).
41 immigrants sworn in with naturalization oath, gain U.S. citizenship in Mobile
Birmingham, AL – On Friday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-D) delivered remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, honoring 41 new citizens after they took their Oaths of Allegiance. Fifteen federal and state court judges presided over the naturalization ceremony and Mobile Bar Association President Jean Powers delivered closing remarks.
Following letter from 25 Members of Congress, FEC votes to allow candidates to use campaign funds for campaign-related childcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted 4-0 to allow candidates for federal office to use privately-raised campaign funds on campaign-related childcare in Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2018-06.
FEC decision on campaign childcare expenses expected later this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) led a comment to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), urging the FEC to allow candidates to use campaign funds to pay for campaign-related childcare expenses.
On Tuesday, President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.