Rep. Jerry Lewis

Former Representative from California’s 41st District, Republican

Lewis, a Republican, was the representative for California's 41st congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California's 40th congressional district (1993-2002); the representative for California's 35th congressional district (1983-1992); and the representative for California's 37th congressional district (1979-1982).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lewis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lewis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Lewis was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lewis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (34%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Water Resources Development (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Commerce (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lewis’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lewis’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Jan 2013, Lewis missed 1,372 of 20,090 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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