Rep. Terri Sewell

Congresswoman Provides Disaster Recovery Update

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell held a disaster recovery relief update — Tuesday at Selma City Hall. Sewell is working with FEMA — along with state and local officials — to coordinate an effective disaster response. An EF-2 tornado devastated her hometown city of Selma on January 12th. “I have made it my mission to ensure that…

Rep. Terri Sewell Presents 9th Annual and First Virtual Job Fair

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell is hosting her 9th Annual Job Fair this week — in spite of COVID-19. However, this year’s job fair — will be virtual. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way — a lot of things are done. It’s why Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s 9th Annual Job Fair — will also be — her…

Democrats in Congress Want to Honor Rep. John Lewis with Action on Voting Rights

Mourning the death of civil rights hero John Lewis, Democrats in Congress are urging the Senate to take up a bill of enduring importance to Lewis throughout his life: protecting and expanding the right to vote. “No right is more precious to our citizenship than the right of all Americans to be able to vote,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-Alabama),…

U.S. Rep Sewell: Medicaid Expansion Solution

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell says she and the only other Democrat in the Alabama Congressional Delegation—U.S. Senator Doug Jones—have introduced legislation to convince Republicans in the Alabama Legislature to support Medicaid expansion.     The Representative was in Montgomery for a health care round-table discussion about health care. She says  the state’s failure to expand Medicaid several years ago was…

HB 1 would restore the Voting Rights Act

Bill woud put Alabama elections back under Dept. of Justice review.

     A U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 did away with the requirement that the U.S. Justice Department approve any election law changes in Alabama and other mostly Southern States that had a history of preventing minority voters from casting ballots. Now the very first bill introduced in the newly Democratic majority U.S. House would restore that Voting Rights Act….

Federal Government Partial Shutdown

Impact in Alabama

  Several Civil Rights Era historic sites in Alabama that are operated by The U.S. Park Service are closed today because the partial government shutdown. Outdoor areas are open, but the Selma-to-Montgomery March interpretive centers in Selma and Whitehall are closed, while the third interpretive center on the Alabama State University campus has never opened. The Tuskegee Institute National Historic…

Congresswoman Sewell Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Wilcox Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell was in Wilcox County talking over issues with people there Thursday. It was part of her continuing ‘Congress in Your Community’ town hall meeting series. Sewell hosts the meetings to share what’s going on in Washington DC with her constituents and to hear first-hand, the issues that her constituents are concerned about….

Demo. Ala. Rep. Co-Sponsors Censure of President

Only Democrat in delegation.

First Photograph of  The White House   U.S. House Democrats have introduced a measure to censure President Donald Trump over language he is said to have used referring to African Countries and Hati. The resolution has little chance of final approval because Republicans control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and, of course, The White House.   The Congresswoman says…