Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Press Releases

Jun 30, 2017 Press Release
Letter to Secretary of Education Devos urges support for HBCUs, clarity regarding denied Upward Bound applications

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) led a letter with 41 Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, urging Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to provide clarity in denied Upward Bound grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as targeted assistance to HBCUs.

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Jun 30, 2017 Press Release
Election Commission Vice-Chair Kris Kobach has a long history of voter suppression

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested personal voter data from all fifty states, including voter names, birthdays, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, and voting history dating back to 2006.

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Jun 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Judiciary Committee Democrats sent letters to the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors raising concerns that recent requests of them from the U.S.

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Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) cosponsored the introduction of H.R. 3044, bipartisan legislation that allows Medicare Advantage insurance plans to offer a wider array of benefits to chronically ill enrollees.

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Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Senate health care repeal bill would eliminate insurance for 22 million Americans

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published a report highlighting the severe cost and impact of the Senate’s TrumpCare legislation. The new CBO analysis shows that the bill would eliminate health insurance for an estimated 22 million Americans and raise health care costs for seniors and working families. Congresswoman Terri A.

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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release
Senate health care repeal draft would gut Medicaid, cut taxes for the wealthy

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled a TrumpCare discussion draft after weeks of secrecy and closed-door discussions. The new version of the health care repeal bill would eliminate insurance for millions of Americans, make deep cuts to Medicaid, gut key coverage protections, and drive up health care costs for older Americans and working families.

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Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers and advocates join together for voting rights Speak Out on Capitol grounds

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 2978), legislation which restores protections for voters in states with a recent history of discrimination, with over 180 cosponsors in the House. Four years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v.

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Jun 20, 2017 Press Release
Bill introduced by Reps. Sewell and Smucker keeps foster youths with relatives

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, bipartisan foster care legislation introduced by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) passed the full House of Representatives by a vote of 382 to 19.

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Jun 20, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers and advocates plan Speak Out on Capitol grounds

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Members of Congress will hold a voting rights speak out with lawmakers and advocates to introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation which restores protections for voters in states with a recent history of discrimination. Four years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v.

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Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
Bill introduced by Reps. Sewell and Smucker keeps foster youths with relatives

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, bipartisan foster care legislation introduced by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) passed the full House Committee on Ways and Means.

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