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Rep. Terri Sewell urges federal holiday honoring Rosa Parks

WASHINGTON (WSFA) - Thursday marks 67 years since seamstress Rosa Parks stepped aboard a Montgomery bus and rode into history, standing up for equality by refusing to stand from her seat at the request of a white man. Parks’ actions and subsequent arrest prompted an organized boycott of the bus...
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Terri Sewell honors Rosa Parks, urges passage of bill to honor her with federal holiday

Today, Rep. Terri Sewell spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man and was charged with violating Montgomery’s segregation law. Her arrest inspired the Montgomery Bus boycott – a significant turning point in the civil rights movement. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, and Congress recognized Rosa Parks as the “first lady of civil rights.”
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Rep. Terri Sewell nominates Hakeem Jeffries to be new House Democratic Leader

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell nominated Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY08) to serve as the next Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives. During a Democratic Caucus meeting this morning, Sewell and several of her colleagues placed the name of in nomination and spoke in support of his candidacy to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the new Democratic Leader.
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Terri Sewell mourns the passing of Rep. Donald McEachin

Congresswoman Terri Sewell released a statement regarding the passing of Congressman Donald McEachin. “I am heartbroken by the passing of our friend and colleague, Congressman Donald McEachin. I was honored to serve alongside him in the House and on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board of Directors,” Sewell said in a statement. “Virginia has lost a dedicated public servant and fighter for justice. I am keeping his wife, family, and staff in my prayers.”

Terri Sewell wins re-election to seventh term

Congresswoman Terri Sewell was re-elected to her seventh term representing Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Sewell cruised to victory even though the Seventh Congressional District became much more diverse after 2021’s redistricting and reapportionment by the Alabama Legislature. “To the great people of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, thank you,”...

AP projects Terri Sewell to win Alabama’s District 7 House seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell is the projected winner of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District House race, according to The Associated Press. With 83% of the unofficial vote count in so far Tuesday evening, the Democrat representative was leading both challengers, Republican Beatrice Nichols and Libertarian Gavin Goodman in her race for reelection.

Terri Sewell taking nominations for Military Service Academies

Rep. Terri Sewell is taking nominations of students in the seventh district for Military Service Academies. Sewell will take on a limited number of students for four of five military academies in Alabama. Those chosen will be obligated to serve a minimum of five years in the military after graduation.

Terri Sewell joins White House leaders to announce rural wastewater infrastructure initiative

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell welcomed U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to Lowndes County, Alabama, to announce a new wastewater infrastructure initiative under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Sewell hosted a roundtable at the White...

Rep. Terri Sewell votes to reinstate assault weapons ban

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, Friday voted for legislation to keep weapons of war off the streets and protect Alabama communities from the scourge of gun violence. The Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2022 would reinstate the assault weapons ban, prohibiting the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The bill passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 217-213.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell honored for leadership on COVID-19 vaccination

Congresswoman Terri Sewell has received national recognition for her work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting vaccination. Community health organizations in the 7th Congressional District presented Rep. Sewell with the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease’s Squash Superbugs Award. The organization recognized Rep. Sewell’s COVID work as well as her support of efforts to address the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Rep. Terri Sewell votes for CHIPS and Science Act

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell announced that she voted for the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, a bill she believes will deliver investment in America’s global competitiveness—creating jobs, slashing kitchen table costs, ending dependence on foreign manufacturers, and turbocharging American innovation. The bill passed the House today by a vote of 243 to 187. Previously passed by the Senate, this legislation now heads to Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

Terri Sewell lone legislator to vote in support of Respect for Marriage Act

Six of the seven U.S. Representatives for Alabama are Republicans, so it is no surprise that all six voted against the latest bill to pass the House. The Respect for Marriage Act aims to repeal and replace laws that would outlaw same-sex or interracial marriage. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved the legislation with 267 yeas and 157 yeas. That means 47 Republicans — almost one-fifth of the GOP lawmakers — voted in favor of the bill.

Terri Sewell to host 11th Annual Job Fair on Aug. 4

Rep. Terri Sewell will host the 11th Annual Job Fair at the Wallace Community College Gymnasium in Selma on Thursday, August 4 from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature representatives from various industries, including: automotive, restaurant and food management, transportation and construction, hospitality and retail, health services, utilities and telecommunications, manufacturing and production, staffing agencies, government agencies, and law enforcement.

Terri Sewell announces $2.5 Million in grant funding to preserve Alabama HBCUs

Rep. Terri Sewell announced that the National Park Service (NPS) will award $2.5 million to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Alabama. The funding will be used to preserve historic structures on the campuses of Alabama State University, Miles College, Selma University, Alabama A&M University, and Stillman College. Sewell serves as Vice-Chair of the Congressional HBCU Caucus.