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Rep. John Lewis Comments on Obama Address

For Immediate Release                                                                                                      Contact:  Brenda Jones

February 24, 2009                                                                                                                         (202) 226-4673



Rep. John Lewis Comments on Obama Address


            Tonight President Barack Obama addressed the nation for the first time during a joint session of Congress.  Rep. John Lewis made these observations about the President’s address:


            “Tonight President Obama did what he had to do.  He spoke from his heart and offered the American people more than just words.  He inspired us with a vision that the difficulties of today can be used to help us create a new nation better equipped for the 21st century. 


“He reminded us that our problems should not change our values.  There are certain basic human needs this nation can never afford to sacrifice.  We must invest in healthcare, housing, education, energy, and jobs.  These are fundamental aspects of American life.  But he also told us that we must all take a good hard look at government spending, as well as our own personal spending, and be willing to cut projects and programs that are no longer effective.  


“I have heard many president’s speak.  I think this speech was one of the best.  It was the right message at the right time for a nation that needs to be inspired and to be determined to meet the challenges of the next few years head on.”





Brenda Davis Jones

Communications Director

The Honorable John Lewis

343 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

202.226.4673 (o)

202.225.0351 (f)


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