Rep. John Lewis
Democrat • 5th District, Georgia • 15th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 10 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 100 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 148 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 95 of 440) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 114 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.2880 - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jun 24, 2015 1 Views
To redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
H.Res.285Referred to House Judiciary May 21, 2015 0 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should become an international human rights leader by ratifying an...
H.R.2449 - Every Child Deserves a Family ActReferred to the House Committee May 19, 2015 1 Views
To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any pr...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.342Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 69 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the enhancement of unity in America.
H.Res.344Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 211 Views
Urging the discontinued use of the Confederate battle flag, which represents pain, humiliation, torture, and racial oppression, in remembrance...
H.R.2922 - Adoptive Family Relief ActReferred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 8 Views
To amend the section 221 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide relief for adoptive families from immigrant visa fees in certain si...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015