“We must work diligently to address the immediate economic problems we face while laying out a long-term plan that ensures future economic growth through wise investments in education, workforce development and job creation.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Friday, November 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $23.4 million grant to address an ongoing wastewater treatment crisis in Uniontown, Alabama. USDA will work with the municipality to create an outside board which will oversee the development of a new wastewater system for Uniontown residents. Earlier this year, Congresswoman Terri A.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined a congressional delegation visit to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands focusing on hurricane recovery efforts. The delegation includes fifteen Democratic Members of the House of Representatives and is led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 6486, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to exclude certain post-graduation scholarship grants from being treated as gross income and, in turn, help recruit professionals into the workforce, help alleviate student loan debt, and promote economic growth in communities. This legislation would create parity for student loan payments with how scholarship payments made by foundations are currently treated under the tax code.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) led a bipartisan letter, cosigned by 149 Members of Congress, to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross expressing concern with the Section 232 investigation into the import of automobiles and automobile parts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 18, the House of Representatives passed the Taxpayer First Act, a legislative package which strengthens transparency and accountability at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and improves taxpayer services. The bill includes a provision proposed by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) originally introduced as the Preserving Taxpayers' Rights Act. Rep. Sewell voted for the underlying bill when it passed the House in a bipartisan vote.
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Rep. Sewell delivered her State of the District Address for Alabama's 7th District. A transcript of Rep. Sewell's speech is available below and video is available here.
Thank you all for joining me today.
To my constituents, to Alabama’s state and local elected officials, and to my district’s many community leaders, I am honored to be before you today to report on the state of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
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. Canada is Alabama’s largest export market, and Mexico is Alabama’s 4th largest export market.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted again on Republican tax legislation which will add $1.5 trillion to the national debt. The tax bill which passed on Tuesday violated procedural rules in the Senate, forcing revisions in the tax bill before the legislation was brought back to the House for a final vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the House passed the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 1699) in a bipartisan vote. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is the lead Democratic co-sponsor and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) is the lead Republican sponsor on the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act.
Rep. Sewell makes floor remarks during debate on the GOP tax bill. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed Republican tax legislation which will add $1.7 trillion to the national debt according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. Analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows that 36 million middle-class and working families, or more than one out of every four taxpayers nationally, will experience a tax increase under the tax bill by 2027.