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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Biden Administration launches USDA-EPA partnership to provide wastewater sanitation to the Blackbelt and other communities

EPA Administrator: Michael Regan, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu visited Lowndes County on Tuesday to announce a new federal program to improve wastewater treatment systems in the rural county.

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'We cherish our liberties': Congressional candidate says gun rights could unite the people of the Seventh District

“There are Democrats in the Seventh District who want to defend their families,” said Nichols on her support of gun rights. “In the Seventh District we treasure our freedoms. We cherish our liberties.”

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USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan to visit Lowndes County Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) will welcome the dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator to Lowndes County in Alabama's Seventh Congressional District.

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Alabama Congressman votes against 'Assault Weapons Ban,' calls it 'unconstitutional'

“This unconstitutional mandate won’t make Americans any safer and will instead result in the disarming of thousands of lawful gun owners who simply want to protect their families and exercise their constitutional rights,” said Rep. Barry Moore.

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Veteran honored for service on the 74th anniversary of the integration of U.S. Armed Forces

At the age of 102, Mrs. Davis is the oldest living member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the United States Army. Throughout World War II, this dedicated group of African American women sorted mail and care packages to maintain the morale of American soldiers stationed abroad,” said Rep. Terri Sewell,

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Sewell votes along with House Democrats to approve 'Assault Weapons Ban of 2022'

“Barely a month after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Americans," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason Ouimet.

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Palmer and Moore opposed CHIPS and Science Act, Sewell voted in favor

“This $280 billion unpaid-for bill is a wasted opportunity to combat aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and ignores the record levels of inflation American families are facing,” said Rep. Palmer.

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More than 70 employers to participate in job fair at Wallace State

Sewell will host her 11th Annual Job Fair in her hometown of Selma in the heart of Alabama’s rural Black Belt.

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Alabama Congressmembers respond to votes on government spending bill

“I’m so proud to have helped secure millions of dollars in funding for local projects in our district! The funding for these projects responds directly to the needs of our communities, which is why I fought so hard for its inclusion.," said Rep. Sewell.

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Congress advances bill to cement right to same-sex marriage, 47 Republicans vote in favor

The United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would federally codify the right to same-sex marriage.

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Sewell challenger says Democrats couldn’t prevent inflation even when they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency

“Terri Sewell and the Democrats couldn’t prevent inflation or high gas prices, even though they control the House, Senate, AND the Presidency. Why should we think they have the answers now?” said Republican challenger Beatrice Nichols.

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House passes legislation creating federal protection for abortion rights

"These bills are meant to trample on the Dobbs decision, which affirmed that there is no constitutional right to abortion and sent the power to determine abortion laws back to the states. Democrats’ unconstitutional and barbaric legislation demonstrates how radical the pro-abortion movement has become and would end thousands of innocent lives if signed into law.," Rep. Barry Moore wrote.

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House passes FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

" I was proud to cast my vote for the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. I’m particularly proud that this year's NDAA delivers hard-earned pay raises to Alabama servicemembers and includes initiatives to support cutting-edge research at HBCUs,” Rep. Terri Sewell said.

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Alabama Congressmembers at odds over Active Shooter Alert Act bill

“This critical bill builds on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which I proudly voted for last month, by helping to keep people safe and informed during active shooter incidents," said Rep. Sewell.

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Alabama HBCUs to receive National Park Service funding

“I’m thrilled to announce that the National Park Service is investing $2.5 million to preserve historic structures on the campuses of Alabama’s HBCUs, This is a big win for Alabama! Alabama’s HBCUs have played such a pivotal role in shaping the history of our nation," Rep. Terri Sewell said.

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A.G. Gaston Motel re-dedication complete

The recently restored A.G. Gaston Hotel was opened on Thursday by the City of Birmingham and the National Park Service. The segregation era Motel for persons of color played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Biden will award Attorney Fred Gray the Presidential Medal of Freedom

“This award means a great deal to me, an African American civil rights lawyer who was born in the ghettos of Montgomery, Alabama,” said Gray. “It speaks volumes to Civil Rights workers who have devoted their talents and resources toward improving the quality of life of Americans in this country; and it speaks directly to African Americans in general. When I filed the various civil rights cases from 1955 to date, I was concerned about African Americans receiving the same constitutional rights as all other Americans." ”

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Pete Buttigieg visited Birmingham on Thursday to announce program to reconnect communities

"Using funds from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are proud to announce the launch of Reconnecting Communities: the first-ever dedicated federal initiative to unify neighborhoods living with the impacts of past infrastructure choices that divided them." said U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Sewell visits rural hospital in Thomasville

“I along with Mayor Day, have been working tirelessly to find solutions that would address the hospital’s urgent financial needs. I want my constituents to know that I am committed to doing everything in my power to assist the Thomasville Regional Medical Center so that it can continue to serve this community," said Rep. Terri Sewell.

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Pete Buttigieg to visit Birmingham Thursday

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Birmingham on Thursday hosted by Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

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Congress passes bipartisan gun control legislation

The landmark gun control bill will provide federal dollars to states that pass red flag laws. It also tightens the background check requirement, adds abusive boyfriends to the forbidden to purchase list, and provides millions of dollars for mental health services in schools.

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Rep. Sewell Votes to accelerate cutting-edge cancer research

“With more tools than ever before to detect and treat cancer, there is no doubt that our nation is nearing a turning point in the fight against this horrible disease,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “Now is the time to build on our momentum by making critical investments to accelerate cancer research and save lives.

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Sewell votes for controversial Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act. Moore votes against

“I was proud to vote for the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act to ensure every individual, every family, and every small business has an equal chance at achieving good financial health and well-being," said Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

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Sewell 'stunned' by the revelations revealed by the January 6th Committee’s first public hearing

"Last night’s testimony revealed that even President Trump’s closest advisors knew that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen.” Congresswoman Terri Sewell said following the televised public hearing of the Jan. 6 committee. Congressman Mo Brooks called the committee investigation a "witch hunt."

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Britt says red flag laws are a gateway to push a disarming agenda

"Gun grabbers use so-called 'red flag laws' as a gateway to push their disarming agenda," Katie Britt told the 1819 News following passage of national Red Flag legislation. "In reality, a 'red flag law' is an abridgment of the Second Amendment and can be abused to take away the right to self-defense with no due process.

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Alabama Congresswoman votes for gun control bill

“I was proud to vote for the Protecting Our Kids Act which advances common sense measures to keep Alabamians safe, from getting illegal guns off the streets to banning high-capacity weapons to raising the age to purchase semi-automatic weapons," Sewell said.

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