Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Aug 14, 2019 Press Release
Delta Regional Authority invests in Opportunity Alabama, a non-profit that supports investing in opportunity zones
Black Belt, Alabama – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today the Delta Regional Authority has recently awarded $127,877 to Opportunity Alabama in support of rural revitalization and development in opportunity zones across the Black Belt.
Aug 8, 2019 Press Release
Rule would strip SNAP benefits from an estimated 3.1 million Americans
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led a group if 19 Senators and 120 U.S. Representatives urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to rescind his department’s “disastrous rule” to restrict Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for an estimated 3.1 million Americans.
Aug 2, 2019 Press Release
Early estimates indicate that Alabama’s hospitals could gain over $43 million under the new rule in the first year of implementation, $9.5 million of which would go to hospitals in Alabama’s 7th District
Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it has finalized changes under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to increase Medicare reimbursement rates for Alabama’s hospitals by addressing longstanding disparities in the Medicare Area Wage Index formula.
Aug 2, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Chair of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Defense and Warfighter Support, returned from a congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Ghana to hold high-level discussions with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghanaian Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials and visit U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Italy.
Jul 26, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and one of nine Democratic Members of Congress chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate improvements of U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, released the following statement today following the working group’s meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer:
Jul 25, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 3967 will save Alabama taxpayers money by expanding bank-qualified bonds
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a former bond lawyer, and Tom Reed (NY-23), both members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, introduced the Municipal Bond Market Support Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to help local governments, non-profits, schools, hospitals, universities and other entities reduce costs associated with infrastructure and development projects.
Jul 24, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence interviewed Special Counsel Robert Mueller about his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Jul 24, 2019 Press Release
Bill would help at least 10,000 Alabamians who are at risk of losing their pensions
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly known as the Butch Lewis Act, to address the nation’s worsening multiemployer pension crisis. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, praised its passage.
Jul 23, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Neal of the Ways & Means Committee joined Rep. Sewell at UAB to hear from medical researchers and hospital administrators about the state of health care in Alabama and the role of innovation and research in addressing health disparities

Birmingham, AL – Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, invited Chairman Richard Neal (MA-01) to UAB Hospital Monday to meet with Alabama stakeholders about precision medicine and the state of rural hospitals.

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Ways and Means Committee announced the creation of the “Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force” this week. The bipartisan task force will convene members and experts to discuss the challenges of delivering health care in rural and underserved areas and explore holistic policy options that could improve outcomes and care in those communities.