Lawmakers discuss voting rights at CBC panel on anniversary of Supreme Court decision
On Wednesday, June 27, media are invited to join a #RestoreTheVOTE panel hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Civil and Voting Rights Task Force. This week marks the fifth anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that gutted parts of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted on and failed to pass an immigration bill sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte, a bill which would not have ended the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation or family detention.
GOP Farm Bill cuts SNAP, farmer safety net, and rural development
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 21, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Keep Families Together Act, which would prohibit Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials from separating children from their parents, except in extraordinary circumstances.
The Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act addresses abuse among seniors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a legislative package with dozens of bills to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, including the Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors (PASS) Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the National Redistricting Foundation supported plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging that the current congressional district maps in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Lawmakers respond to scathing UN Report, Urging Action on Poverty
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and 18 of their colleagues sent a letter Tuesday to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley urging the Trump Administration to uphold our international human rights treaty obligations and present Congress with a plan to take action to reduce levels of poverty across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, June 11, the Supreme Court decided Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a case challenging an Ohio voter purge process triggered solely by a citizen not voting during a single two-year federal election cycle.
Workshop shares best practices in grant writing, research strategies, and local grant writing resources
SELMA, AL – On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host the 5th Annual Federal Grants Workshop “Grant Writing 101” in Selma. The Workshop will offer participants a breakdown of the grant writing process, as well as inform them about the various resources that are available to them in the grant writing process.
Hyundai announces $388 Million expansion to Montgomery manufacturing facility
Birmingham, AL – On Tuesday, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama announced a $388 million expansion to their Montgomery facility dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhancing existing operations. The expansion is expected to create 50 new jobs at what is already Montgomery’s largest private manufacturer.