Sewell critical of GOP tax reform effort

December 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, was sharply critical of the Republican tax reform package in a recent email to constituents.

“This month, Congress is considering passage of a tax bill that cuts taxes for special interests and the wealthy while eliminating provisions that middle-class families rely on to afford medical expenses, education, their mortgage, and more,” Sewell said. “I fought to fix the tax bill when it came before the Ways and Means Committee, and now I’m fighting to fix it before it passes Congress.”

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell critical of Republican tax plan

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced their new tax reform plan unveiled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which they claim will fundamentally reform the tax code for the first time since 1986.  U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, said that the new plan is a, “Raw deal for Alabama.”

“After months of secret negotiations, it should come as no surprise that the tax plan revealed by Republican leaders today is a raw deal for Alabama and for working families,” Sewell said on social media. “The Republican tax bill will raise costs on families who can least afford it while providing wealthy individuals and special interests a windfall in tax breaks.”

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Sewell says Congress must hear from Manafort, Gates and Papadopoalos

November 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, it was announced that former Trump 2016 Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and his partner, Rick Gates, had both been indicted by charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller also announced that former Trump Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser George Papadopoulos had accepted a guilty plea.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, said that all three men should have to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, of which she is a member.

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Sewell will hold Veterans Resource Fair Thursday

October 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, will hold her 2017 Veterans Resource Fair in Birmingham on Thursday.

“Meeting the needs of our veterans is one of my top priorities, and as a Representative of Alabama’s 7th District, I’m proud to offer a free opportunity for our veterans and military families to connect with the support they’ve earned,” Sewell said in a statement.

The 2017 Veterans Resource Fair is free and open to the public, although they request that you RSVP so that they can have an accurate count of how many people to anticipate.

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Sewell announces tax reform could be next

March 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (R-Selma) commented on announced plans to implement tax reform as the next priority of the Congress.

Congresswoman Sewell wrote to constituents, “Congressional leaders and the President have announced their next big focus after healthcare: tax reform. It’s an issue too important to get wrong, and one which will impact the bottom line for working families and small businesses across the country. That’s why I am asking for your input.”
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Sewell’s Fifth Annual Congressional Job Fair is Today

August 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D) from Selma announced in a written statement that the Fifth Annual Congressional Job Fair will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Birmingham. The Seventh Congressional District job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center (BJCC) in Birmingham. The job fair will be in the North/South Exhibition Halls of the BJCC at 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard in Birmingham. The BJCC is right off of Interstate 20/59 just east of the junction with Interstate 65.
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Sewell Says that House Republican Lawsuit Shows Outright Disrespect and Disdain of Obama

August 4, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 31, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, (D) from Selma, released a written statement following her vote against the resolution by House Republicans to bring a lawsuit against President Obama. The legislation authorizing that the Congress initiate a lawsuit against President Obama was approved in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday evening by a vote of 225 to 201 that split along party lines.
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Jenkins Opposes Cut to Veterans Retirement Benefits

December 18, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The two year Ryan-Murray budget deal passed the Senate on Wednesday, after moderate Republicans joined with Democrats to override a filibuster by Republican Senators which included both Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions (R) and Richard Shelby (R).

The deal did not balance the budget, did not repeal the unpopular Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare), did not reform the tax code, did not reform entitlements, and did not put the nation on a path towards a balanced budget in the next ten years.
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Matt Jenkins Announces Candidacy for Congress in District 7

September 20, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, West Alabama Republican Matt Jenkins officially announced that he was running as a candidate for The United States House of Representatives in the 7th District of Alabama. Jenkins said in a written statement, “It is time to elect people to Washington who represent New Ideas for a New Generation. This election is for the good people of the 7th District of Alabama, they deserve better representation in Washington. I want to lend my ear to poor people, college students, rich people, all ethnic backgrounds, single parents, families, business owners, employed and unemployed.”
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Jenkins Says A Republican Could Win in the Seventh District

August 26, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama has seven Congressional Districts.

Five are solidly in Republican hands.

A sixth (the First Congressional District) is vacant following Congressman Jo Bonner’s retirement early this month, but, most political observers expect that it will stay in Republican hands.

The Seventh District, currently represented by Rep. Terri Sewell, is the last CD in Democratic Party hands.

The Seventh District is drawn intentionally to be majority minority. It cobbles together much of Birmingham, Bessemer, part of Tuscaloosa, Selma, Demopolis, and some of Montgomery, with vast swaths of rural Black Belt areas to find enough Black voters for their to be a majority minority congressional district in Alabama.
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