Bipartisan bill provides pay raise for service members, authorizes defense funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, May 24, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a bipartisan vote. The NDAA authorizes $708 billion in defense funding, supporting an increase in military troop strength, a pay raise for service members, and funding for 77 F-35 fighter jets, among other provisions. Congresswoman Terri A.
Town Hall will be held on Thursday at Gees Bend Ferry Terminal in Camden, AL
On Thursday, May 31st, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will continue her annual “Congress in Your Community” tour by hosting a town hall meeting at Gees Bend Ferry Terminal in Camden, AL, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The town hall will provide an opportunity for residents of the 7th Congressional District to share their views and concerns and hear updates on the latest in Congress.
Budget deal funds the government for two years, with increased funding for military and domestic programs
Shadow Day provides opportunity for foster youth to advocate before U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, May 23, is Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day, during which more than 100 foster youth from across the country pair with Members of Congress for a day in the Nation’s Capitol.
Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act passes the House with bipartisan support
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 22, the House of Representatives passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). The bill would enact consumer protections, including free credit freezes, and would provide relief for small community banks from federal regulations intended for larger national banks. Congresswoman Terri A.
Bill funds rehabilitative programs, keeps families closer together, reduces sentences for good behavior
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 22, the House of Representatives passed the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682), a bipartisan prison reform bill that takes a first step towards improving the criminal justice system.
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.