Rep. John Lewis
Democrat • 5th District, Georgia • 15th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 3 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 145 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 36 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 189 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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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- Past Seven Days: 52
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.114Referred to the House Committee Feb 13, 2015 19 Views
Expressing support for designation of the month of February 2015 as "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month".
H.R.943 - Medicare Employer Relief Act of 2015Referred to House Energy and Commerce Feb 12, 2015 5 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for employer disclosure of information on health care coverage of em...
H.Res.4Motion to reconsider laid Jan 06, 2015 2 Views
Authorizing the Clerk to inform the President of the election of the Speaker and the Clerk.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.128Referred to House Judiciary Feb 26, 2015 15 Views
Recognizing the significance of the Greensboro Four Sit In.
H.R.1111Referred to the House Committee Feb 26, 2015 9 Views
To establish a Department of Peacebuilding.
H.R.1130Referred to House Ways and Means Feb 26, 2015 3 Views
To improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015