Civil rights icon Dr. F.D. Reese of Selma, AL, dies at age 88
On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Reverend Dr. Frederick D. Reese died at the age of 88. Dr. Reese was a civil rights icon, longtime educator, and pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church from Selma, AL. He was best known for his role as the President of the Dallas County Voter's League from 1964 to 1965 where he was instrumental in inviting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
The theme of this year’s competition was ‘An Artistic Discovery: Communities of the Seventh Congressional District.
Montgomery, AL – On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) held a reception at the Selma Interpretive Center in Selma, AL, for the 2018 Seventh Congressional District Art Competition. This year, over 60 pieces were submitted from talented high school students across the District. Congresswoman Sewell issues the following statement to recognize the participants.
Town Hall will be held on Tuesday at the FOCUS Holt Senior Center
On Tuesday, March 27, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will continue her annual “Congress in Your Community” tour by hosting a town hall meeting in Tuscaloosa at the FOCUS Holt Senior Center, from 11:30 am -12:30 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.
Town Hall will be held on Wednesday at the Quinn Chapel AME Church
On Wednesday, March 28, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will continue her annual “Congress in Your Community” tour by hosting a town hall meeting in Uniontown at the Quinn Chapel AME Church, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Funding bill includes fixes on child care, HBCUs, and wastewater infrastructure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House passed an omnibus spending bill in a bipartisan vote keeping the government open through September 30. The omnibus legislation includes an amendment Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, House appropriators released the text of a must-pass omnibus spending bill, which includes an additional $1.8 billion in funding for water and wastewater infrastructure through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During the drafting process, Rep. Sewell worked with appropriators to urge the inclusion of funding for wastewater infrastructure.
Lawmakers and witnesses express concern over racially targeted designation
As House appropriators consider funding requests, Rep. Sewell urges investments in health
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell led four appropriations letters urging FY19 investments in sickle cell disease research and screening, poison control centers, equitable Medicare payments for rural hospitals, and programs that reduce racial, economic, ethnic, and geographic health disparities.
Workshop will discuss federal funding to fight crime
BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Thursday, March 22nd, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host a COPS Grants Workshop in Birmingham targeted at municipal and county level law enforcement to help them find federal funding for their community oriented policing strategies (COPS).