President Obama approves Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Today, Monday, January 16, 2017, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is set aside to remember his legacy and the Civil Rights Movement, much of which was played out in Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Birmingham this weekend to remember Dr. King at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. It was her last official speech as Attorney General.<br

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Young Democrats Debate Watch

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Young Democrats across Alabama hosted public watch parties for the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night.

The Alabama Young Democrats, a statewide organization, along with members of their Birmingham, East Alabama and North-Central Alabama chapters, hosted a joint watch party with the Hillary Clinton campaign at the Historic Carver Theatre

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Weather Strikes Christmas in Alabama

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

For many Alabamians, Christmas 2015 was overshadowed by the severe weather that struck flooding creeks and spawning tornados.

Early on Christmas Day, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) declared a state of emergency for all 67 Counties due to the severe weather.

South West Birmingham and Midfield were struck by a tornado on Christmas night that destroyed homes.  Flooding was severe in many places

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Sewell and Pelosi Visit Troops in Afghanistan on Mother’s Day

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a statement to announce that she was part of a bi-partisan delegation including Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to Afghanistan.  The two-day trip included visits to the provinces of Helmand and Kandahar.  The delegation visited with troops on Mother’s Day weekend and discussed “national security and woman issues in the Middle

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Sewell Announces Federal Funds for 7th District Projects

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONGOMERY-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma made a string of announcements in the past week of federal funds that have recently been awarded to projects in the Seventh District. The University of West Alabama (UWA) was awarded $235,543 from the U.S. Department of Education under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).”  The funds will be used to attract

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Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Joins President Obama at JOBS Act Bill Signing Ceremony

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma announced in a written statement that President Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law at the White House. Rep. Sewell was present for the bill signing ceremony for the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.

Rep. Sewell said, “I applaud the President for signing this important legislation into law that will make it easier for small businesses

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Sewell Votes In Opposition of House Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Alabama released a written statement following her vote against the House Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.

Representative Sewell said, “Today, I voted against the Republican Fiscal Year 2013 Budget resolution, a budget proposal that would result in harsh cuts to vital programs, investments and services. This Republican budget proposes drastic

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Sewell Comments on Trayvon Martin Case

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma said in a written statement that she was pleased that the Justice Department has launched an investigation into the Trayvon Martin slaying.  Rep. Sewell was participating in a House Judiciary Committee briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes.

Rep. Sewell said, “Today I joined my Democratic colleagues in a House Judiciary Committee

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Congresswoman Sewell Remains a Steadfast Supporter of the Affordable Care Act

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a statement today announcing that she remains a supporter of the President’s controversial healthcare reform law and that “as a member of Congress, I will continue to vote against efforts to repeal this important law.”

Rep. Sewell said, “Today marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a monumental piece of legislation

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Sewell Praises Obama’s Proposed Business Tax Proposals

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter 

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma issued a press release with her supportive comments of President Obama’s framework for business tax reform.

Representative Sewell said in her press release, “I applaud the President for outlining a bold framework for reforming the U.S. business tax system. This proposal is an important first step towards developing a comprehensive tax code

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