Former Rep. Jerry Lewis
Republican • California 17 Terms • Sworn In 1979
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- 89 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 429 of 440) 13 Made Into Law (Ranks 20 of 440)
Lewis was born October 21, 1934 in Seattle, Washington, and was educated at University of California, Los Angeles. He worked as an insurance agent in the Redlands, then as a staff member for Representative Jerry Pettis and was elected to the California State Assembly in 1968, at the age of 34. He was elected to the House in 1978 after the incumbent congressman retired.
In 1980 Lewis received a seat on the Appropriations committee, which he now chairs. According to the 2006 Almanac of American Politics, Lewis "has been unapologetic about channeling funds into his district." The Loma Linda University medical center received $26 million in 2000; the Perris Hill Plunge, inva swimming pool that Lewis once worked at as a lifeguard, received $1 million for renovations; the Jerry Lewis Community Center got $1 million; he brought in $40 million for national forest protection and emergency watershed protection in 2003; $13.7 million for a dining hall at Twentynine Palms http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/29palms.htm, the world's largest Marine Corps base; and countless other projects. Read More...
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Recent Voting History
H.R. 8: "Fiscal cliff" bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H R 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAbstain (against party)January 01, 2013
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 844 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAbstain (against party)January 01, 2013
H.R. 4212: Drywall Safety Act of 2012
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 4212 Drywall Safety ActAbstain (against party)January 01, 2013