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President Obama Accepts the 2017 Centennial
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, President Obama accepted the 2017 Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award with these words:  “Courage, President Kennedy knew, requires something more than just the absence of fear. Any fool can be fearless. Courage, true courage, derives from that sense of who we are, what are our best selves, what are our most important commitments, and the belief that we can dig deep and do hard things for the enduring benefit of others.” 


Rep. John Lewis on So-Called “Election Integrity Commission"

May 12, 2017 
Press Release

 “I am not certain what more the White House could do to signal its utter disregard for the democratic process in this country.  While we as a nation are trying to evaluate why the FBI director was fired shortly after he requested more funds to continue the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the president moves to establish a so-called “election integrity” commission.(More)

Rep. John Lewis on Trump’s Divisive and Likely Unconstitutional Executive Order

May 5, 2017 Press Release
  “Just when I thought the news from the White House could not get any worse, Donald Trump signs another hypocritical executive order.  From the moment he set foot in the Oval Office, he has done exactly what he falsely accused President Barack Obama of doing.  (More)