Rep. John Lewis
Democrat • 5th District, Georgia • 14th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 48 of 435) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 435)
- 390 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 438) 9 Made Into Law (Ranks 292 of 438)
Born February 21, 1940 in Troy, Alabama. Lewis was educated at the American Baptist Theological Seminary and at Fisk University, both in Nashville, Tennessee. There he became active in the Civil Rights movement, rising to national prominance as chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) (see "Civil Rights Movement" below).
After leaving SNCC in 1966, Lewis worked with various community-oriented organizations and later became community affairs director for the National Consumer Co-op Bank in Atlanta. In 1981, he was elected to the Atlanta City Council, and in 1986, he was elected to the House, defeating then-state senator Julian Bond, another national Civil Rights leader who went on to lead the NAACP. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5353 - Medicaid Parity Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 2 Views
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend for 5 years payment parity with Medicare for primary care services furnished under the...
H.Res.672Referred to the House Committee Jul 16, 2014 4 Views
Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 12) to modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilit...
H.Res.671Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 16, 2014 2 Views
Recognizing the 100th anniversary of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5390 - Donbass People's Militia Terrorist Designation Act of 2014Referred to House Financial Services Aug 01, 2014 12 Views
To impose sanctions against persons who knowingly provide material support or resources to the Donbass People's Militia or its affiliates, ass...
H.Res.699Motion to reconsider laid Aug 01, 2014 14 Views
Welcoming African leaders to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit and African trade ministers to the 13th Forum of the African Growt...
H.Res.701Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 14 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an internation...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014