My opening statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program.

Rep. John Lewis Opening Statement In Oversight Hearing on Social Security
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was my friend, my mentor; he was like a big brother. Dr. King taught us to recognize the dignity and worth of every human being. He was the moral compass of our nation. He marched for us. He protested for us. He went to jail for us. He gave his life for us. We honor Dr. King’s legacy through service to our community and adherence to the philosophy and discipline of...
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‪Wishing everyone peace and good will this Christmas holiday. I spent time today serving at Hosea Feed The Hungry. ‬
Every American has a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. A variety of accounting methods are used to make it harder for Americans to comprehend how many billions, and even trillions of federal dollars are used to support these international conflicts, meanwhile services they may need to survive are placed on the chopping block due to the claim that our nation cannot afford...
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Rep. John Lewis's Cost of War Bill Included in Defense Authorization
61 years ago today, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. It was the birth of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. #goodtrouble
We must honor the service of our veterans by ensuring their well being when they return home.
I dream of a world that makes love it’s highest virtue. We must all participate. We must all exercise our right to vote. #goodtrouble
I’ve marched, protested, been beaten and arrested--all for the right to vote. Friends of mine gave their lives. Honor their sacrifice. Vote.
53 years ago today, we Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I spoke number six, Dr. King spoke number ten, and out of everyone who spoke that day, I'm the only one still around.
51 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. In the 50 years that followed, the VRA changed the shape of electoral politics in America, giving millions a voice in our society for the first time in our history. It was hailed as one of the most effective pieces of legislation Congress had ever passed, but that all came to an end in 2013 when the U.S. Supreme Court...
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Nelson Mandela's legacy of service is a gift to mankind and a guiding light for future generations. #MandelaDay
I cannot believe that the Republican Members of Congress will leave Washington, leave the nation’s capital, for seven and a half weeks without taking a single step to respond to the real suffering, the real pain, the real despair of the American people.

Rep. Lewis Speaks on Congress' Inaction on Gun Violence
Nonviolence is more than a tool or a tactic, it is a way of life. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year--it is the struggle of lifetime. We must build a world at peace with itself.
It doesn't matter if we are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. We are one people. We are one family. #DisarmHate
I am deeply honored and very grateful.
We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters. If not, we will perish. I feel sometimes we're sliding backwards. The scars & stains of racism are still deeply embedded in American society. We have to deal with it. I really believe we must come to that point in our country where we respect the dignity and worth of every human being.
55 yrs ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson for using a so-called "white" restroom.
We can do it, we must do it, we have the ability to disarm hate. We've lost too many of our friends, too many of our children and our babies to gun violence. We must act, and act now.