Budget slashes funding for safety net, healthcare, education, agriculture
Washington, D.C. – Today, the President released a 2018 budget proposal with massive cuts to social safety-net programs, science, agricultural, and other institutions vital to Alabama communities. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
DOJ appoints special counsel to lead investigation of Russian election interference
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Russian officials and U.S. persons. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell releases the following statement:
CSP of West Alabama and NHS of Birmingham receive over $250,000 in grants
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit committed to expanding affordable housing and community development, announced new grant awards to the Community Service Programs (CSP) of West Alabama, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Birmingham, Inc.
In memo, Comey reportedly alleges President requested end to investigation
Washington, D.C. – In a memo reported today, former FBI Director James Comey claimed that President Trump urged him to “let this go” in regards to the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, releases the following statement:
Under the guise of a fake problem, new commission lays the foundation for voter suppression
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to examine cases of voter fraud in American elections.
Trump fires FBI Director amidst active investigation into Russia ties
Washington, D.C. – Today, FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump, whose campaign associates were under investigation by the FBI for their ties to Russian officials. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence releases the following statement:
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.