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Democrat from Georgia

Civil Rights icon John Lewis represents Georgia's 5th Congressional District. He was the recipient of the presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in February 2011.  Lewis is the oldest surviving keynote speaker of the 1963 March on Washington.  

Recent statements involving John Lewis

"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."

"The violent crime rate in America is the same as it was in 1968, yet our prison system has grown by over 500 percent."

"Opponents of Section 5 (of the Voting Rights Act) complain of state expense, yet their only cost is the paper, postage and manpower required to send copies of legislation to the federal government for review."

U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson, John Lewis and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are "socialists who are openly serving in the U.S. Congress."

Building and running the Atlanta Streetcar is projected to create 1,399 jobs.

Recent stories featuring John Lewis

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