Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

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Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
BIRMINGHAM, AL – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) is thrilled to participate in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge which is now open to middle and high school registrants throughout Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
Jul 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Republicans’ Texas v. United Sates lawsuit, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) slammed the Trump Administration’s latest efforts to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions as well as every benefit and protection provided by the Affordable Care Act.
Jul 1, 2019 Press Release
BIRMINGHAM, AL. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) today celebrates the 65th anniversary of the official grand opening of the A.G. Gaston Motel, a centerpiece of the Civil Rights Movement. The motel was home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his visits to Birmingham and was the scene of much important planning and decision making throughout the movement. The historic “War Room,” Room 30, served as the planning site for Project C, a series of non-violent protests across Birmingham.
Jun 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Ways & Means Committee advanced the HEARTS and Rural Relief Act this week introduced by U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a member of the Subcommittee on Health, and Devin Nunes (CA-22), the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Health, to improve the Medicare program and provide relief for rural areas, the disabled community and servicemembers.
Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020, by unanimous voice vote. The bill authorizes funding and enables comprehensive congressional oversight of elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and includes a provision authored by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), chair of the Subcommittee on Defense and Warfighter Support, aimed at improving federal campaign election security.
Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today the House passage the SAFE Act, an election security bill that provides $600 million for election security grants to states to improve the security of elections for federal office and increases funding for the Election Assistance Commission operating expenses by more than 75 percent.
Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Jason Smith (MO-08) and Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced the Rural Jobs Act, legislation that would increase New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations to spur economic revitalization in rural economies, creating jobs and opportunities, and improving services and facilities.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL-07), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Jason Crow (D-CO-06) and Ken Calvert (R-CA-42) launched the ALS Caucus to bring together members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to share experiences, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The caucus was formed with the help of I AM ALS and many ALS advocacy groups, including The ALS Association and others.
Jun 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today the House passage of over $718 million in federal funding she helped secure for rural water and wastewater loan and grant programs for Fiscal Year 2020. Specifically, this funding bill includes $15 million for the grant program created by Sewell’s Rural Septic Tank Access Act that passed in last year’s Farm Bill to help rural families afford decentralized wastewater systems and septic tanks.
Jun 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) announced today the House passage of a bipartisan amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill calling on the Trump administration to release the Commerce Department’s Section 232 report on imported automobiles and auto parts.