Jul 18 2020
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers released the following statement in memory of Congressman John Lewis, a historic civil rights leader who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986, serving Georgia's Fifth Congressional District.
"I’ve had the distinct honor of serving in Congress with some incredible leaders, but Congressman John Lewis set a higher standard for courage, perseverance and compassion when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986.
"His historic march for civil rights, justice and equality started long before his voice thundered through the legislative chambers on Capitol Hill.
"While this nation mourns the loss of such a spirited champion for unity and equality, his storied life will continue to resonate in the victories yet to come."