Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Apr 4, 2019 Press Release
The PHASE-in $15 Act would set wage floor based on cost of living, regional economic conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) led a group of over a dozen Democratic lawmakers today in introducing the Paying Hourly Americans Stronger Earnings (PHASE)-in $15 Wage Act (H.R. 2080), legislation that would calculate a new federal wage floor based on the regional cost of living and purchasing power.
Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted today in favor of House Resolution 271, Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care.
Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice report on conditions within Alabama’s prison system:
Mar 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act today, landmark legislation to close loopholes and strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies for women who are not being paid equally for equal work.
Mar 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell co-sponsored new health care legislation today to lower health insurance premiums, crack down on junk health insurance plans, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reverse the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. House Democrats introduced the legislation just one day after the Trump Administration asked a federal court to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.
Mar 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a senior member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered a letter today to congressional leaders outlining the results of Special Counsel Mueller’s report:
Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act would phase in 15,000 new residency slots
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation today that would take critical steps towards reducing nationwide physician shortages by boosting the number of Medicare-supported residency positions. The Resident Physician Shortage Act (H.R. 1763) would support an additional 3,000 positions each year for the next five years, for a total of 15,000 residency positions.
Mar 13, 2019 Press Release
Automotive Jobs Act would require impact study on the auto industry before tariffs are imposed
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced legislation today to require the International Trade Commission (ITC) to conduct a comprehensive study on the economic importance of automotive manufacturing in America before tariffs on automobiles and auto parts could be applied.
Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced legislation today to spur private investment in low-income rural communities and urban neighborhoods by providing tax credits for private investments made in underserved communities.
Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, The For the People Act, a historic reform package aimed at restoring the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington and reduce the role of money in politics to return the power back to the American people.