Town Hall will be held on Thursday at Social Venture in Birmingham
On Thursday, February 1st, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will kick off her “Congress in Your Community” tour by hosting a town hall meeting in Birmingham at Social Venture, from 5-6 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.
At 6th round negotiations, Rep. Sewell advocates for auto, steel, agriculture
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 27 and 28, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will attend the 6th round of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Montreal. NAFTA, which governs trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has a substantial impact on Alabama’s economy.
Continuing resolution passes House and Senate with bipartisan vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) funding and reopening the government through February 8. The CR will also reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including Alabama’s ALLKids program, for six years. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) voted for the agreement when it passed the House.
With no spending bill, the government shut down at midnight on Friday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday at midnight, the government shut down after the Republican-controlled Congress failed to pass a spending bill. Until Congress passes legislation to fund the government, most federal agencies will remain closed, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed, and many basic government services will be unavailable.
House passes one-month government funding extension without extending expired Medicare programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives considered passage of a one-month continuing resolution (CR), the fourth short-term CR in five months.
Members of Congress condemn Trump for racist, hateful comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined nearly 150 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution censuring President Trump for racist remarks he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan meeting on January 11, 2018.
The trail allows people to explore the destinations important to the Civil Rights Movement through 14 States
Birmingham, AL – On Martin Luther King Day, Governor Kay Ivey announced Alabama’s participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Trail that includes more than 130 historic sites, through 14 states. The sites highlight major events in the civil rights movement and Alabama has the largest number of sites on the trail.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address on Friday. In this week’s address, Rep. Sewell remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urges congressional action addressing inequality in America today. Rep. Sewell also condemns the GOP tax bill for failing working American families.
Toyota Mazda to open $1.6 billion plant in Alabama, create 4,000 jobs
Birmingham, AL – On Tuesday, Toyota and Mazda announced that it will build a $1.6 billion automobile manufacturing plant in Limestone County. The plant is the fourth auto manufacturing plant in Alabama.
House passes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in bipartisan vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a bill reauthorizing critical intelligence laws which allow for the collection of information against foreign targets while providing robust privacy and transparency protections for U.S. citizens. Congresswoman Terri A.