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November 23, 2010: Rep Lewis Praises Rule Requiring More Dollars Spent on Healthcare, Less on Profit

Washington, DC - Insurance companies are making more profits than ever but people are finding that it's at their expense.  Premiums are higher but fewer services are covered and out-of-pocket costs are higher.   Because of the "Affordable Care Act" passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama this year, insurance companies must now spend more of your premium dollars on paying your medical bills and less money on things like marketing, executive compensation, and administrative costs.   

November 17, 2010: Rep. John Lewis Named by White House To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama has named Congressman John Lewis, 5th District,Georgia, as one of the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  This is the nation's highest civilian award that is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

October 20, 2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood Presents Check for Atlanta Streetcar Construction

Atlanta, GA - Today Congressman John Lewis, 5th Congressional District Georgia, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed received a large check in the sum of $47,667,777 for the construction of the Georgia Transit Connector; Atlanta Streetcar Project from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. 

October 15, 2010: Rep. John Lewis Elated Over Funding for Atlanta Streetcar Construction

Atlanta, GA - Congressman John Lewis, 5th Congressional District Georgia, is pleased to announce the funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) of more than $47 million to construct the Georgia Transit Connector; Atlanta Streetcar Project designed to provide a transportation link for the downtown Atlanta area.

August 10, 2010: Representative John Lewis Celebrates the Passage of Jobs Bill

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman John Lewis, 5th District, GA, voted to save and create nearly 320,000 jobs across the country.  This vote helped states prevent the layoffs of teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses.  H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which passed the House with a vote of to 247 to 161, also reduces the national debt by $1.4 billion over a period of 10 years.




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