Rep. John Lewis
Democrat • 5th District, Georgia • 15th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 5 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 134 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 61 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 166 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 of 439)
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.1502 - Medicaid Parity Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Mar 19, 2015 5 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.R.12 - Voter Empowerment Act of 2015Referred to House Education and the Workforce Mar 19, 2015 16 Views
To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise th...
H.Res.114Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 17, 2015 3 Views
Expressing support for designation of the month of February 2015 as "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month".
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1706Referred to House Education and the Workforce Mar 26, 2015 1 Views
To provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of comprehensive sexual health and healthy relations...
H.Res.182Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 3 Views
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day.
H.Res.178Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 3 Views
Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015