U.S. House votes to name Atlanta post office for the late Rep. John Lewis

The legislation still must pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Joe Biden

By: - February 2, 2022 10:46 am
John Lewis sits for a photograph

In 2018, U.S. congressman, statesman, and civil-rights leader John Lewis, sits for a photo shoot at the United States Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The representative of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, died in 2020. Lewis also marched at the forefront of an event later known as Bloody Sunday in 1965, when he and others were set upon by state and local law officers and driven from the Edmund Pettus Bridge back the starting point in Selma, Alabama. (Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.