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.
Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act passes Committee in unanimous vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 16, the Ways and Means Committee passed the Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act, a bill led by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-PA).
New legislation provides grants for low- and moderate-income households to connect homes to wastewater systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 16, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) led the introduction of the Rural Septic Tank Access Act (H.R. 5837) with original cosponsor Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL).
41 immigrants sworn in with naturalization oath, gain U.S. citizenship in Mobile
Birmingham, AL – On Friday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-D) delivered remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, honoring 41 new citizens after they took their Oaths of Allegiance. Fifteen federal and state court judges presided over the naturalization ceremony and Mobile Bar Association President Jean Powers delivered closing remarks.
Following letter from 25 Members of Congress, FEC votes to allow candidates to use campaign funds for campaign-related childcare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted 4-0 to allow candidates for federal office to use privately-raised campaign funds on campaign-related childcare in Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2018-06.
FEC decision on campaign childcare expenses expected later this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) led a comment to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), urging the FEC to allow candidates to use campaign funds to pay for campaign-related childcare expenses.
On Tuesday, President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, May 3, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-AL) joined local elected officials and community leaders at the Montgomery Multiplex at the Cramton Bowl to receive an update on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft and to hear about the program’s economic impact. During the demonstration, Reps.
National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum Opened to the Public
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, April 26th, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, will be officially unveiled and open to the public in Montgomery, AL. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the first ever memorial dedicated to victims of lynching and racial terror in the United States.
Town Halls were scheduled for Thursday May 3rd, new dates TBD
BIRMINGHAM, AL -- Due to unforeseen circumstances, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) must postpone the previously scheduled “Congress in Your Community” town hall meetings in both Choctaw and Marengo counties originally scheduled for May 3, 2018. The details of the rescheduled town halls will be released as soon as they are finalized.