Rep. John Lewis
Democrat • 5th District, Georgia • 15th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 14 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 94 of 439) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 of 439)
- 227 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 100 of 440) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 283 of 440)
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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- Past Seven Days: 50
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.3550 - Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Sep 17, 2015 6 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discri...
H.R.3367 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Assets for Independence Reauthorization Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jul 29, 2015 6 Views
To reauthorize the Assets for Independence Act, to provide for the approval of applications to operate new demonstration programs and to renew...
H.R.3368 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Assets for Independence Reauthorization Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jul 29, 2015 9 Views
To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants to support job creation initiatives, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.540Referred to House Ways and Means Nov 30, 2015 14 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the policies of the United States should support a transition to near zero greenhous...
H.Con.Res.93Message on Senate action sent Nov 19, 2015 32 Views
Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification...
H.R.3982 - Family Cord Blood Banking ActReferred to the House Committee Nov 05, 2015 10 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat amounts paid for private umbilical cord blood or umbilical cord tissue, or placental blood...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2270: Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2270 Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story ActAye (with party)November 30, 2015
H.R. 2288: To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2288 To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposesAye (with party)November 30, 2015
H.R. 4038: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies ActNay (with party)November 19, 2015