Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05)

“John was an amazing man – a civil rights icon, my colleague, and my friend. His achievements as a leader and a legislator will be felt by generations to come. He truly made a difference. Some of my proudest accomplishments in Congress are those when I partnered with John to strengthen the Voting Rights Act to ensure all Americans have access to vote. We made strange bedfellows – a conservative lawyer from Wisconsin and a liberal preacher from Georgia, but I learned a lot from John Lewis and I admire his remarkable life. May he rest in peace.”

Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-06)

“Today, I was saddened to hear of the passing of civil rights leader and Congressman, John Lewis,” said Grothman. “Congressman Lewis was a great leader both inside and outside of the halls of Congress. To him, the civil rights movement wasn’t just a theory or something you read about in a textbook, he lived it, and embodied the spirit of the movement. This was clear every day in his words and actions, courageously fighting for what he thought was right even in the face of adversity. It was an honor to serve with John for his last five and a half years in Congress and I am proud to have called him my friend. My condolences go out to his loved ones. He will be sorely missed.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08)

“John Lewis was an American hero whose unwavering commitment to equality & justice helped bring us closer to a more perfect union. He left a lasting mark on our country & his larger-than-life presence will be deeply missed in the halls of Congress. My prayers are with his family.”

Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-01)

“John Lewis was an extraordinary man. Enduring violence, racism & hatred, Rep. Lewis never wavered in his fight for equality and justice. He will be remembered for his moral strength and courage. I was honored to serve with Rep. Lewis in Congress. I’m praying for the Lewis family.”