Sewell in D.C.

Published 7:09 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2011

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell has put her name as a co-sponsor on at least one bill of legislation in the House. She’s one of 24 co-sponsors of  H.R. 36 — Recognizing the significance of Black History Month. The bill was introduced Jan. 12 by U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Jan. 12.

Basically, the bill says the government recognizes the significance of Black History Month as a time to recognize the contributions of African-Americans in the county’s history and encourages celebration of the month to allow everyone to learn about the past and understand the experience that shaped the nation. The bill also recognized that ethnic and racial diversity of the U.S. “enriches and strengthens the Nation.”