Read our 2016 Report Card for Lewis.
Our unique analysis of the bills Lewis has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. 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)
John Lewis sits on the following committees:
Lewis was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4488 (113th): Gold Medal Technical Corrections Act of 2014
- H.R. 4994 (111th): Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010
- H.R. 4275 (111th): To designate the annex building under construction for the Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia, as the “John C. Godbold Federal ...
- H.R. 3901 (111th): Homebuyer Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2009
- H.R. 2040 (110th): Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 923 (110th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007
- H.R. 1616 (108th): Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site Land Exchange Act
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.
Lewis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Lewis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 335: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide parity among ...
- H.R. 271: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Assets for Independence Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 268: Neighborhood Noise Barriers Act of 2017
- H.R. 272: Back to Basics Job Creation Act of 2017
- H.R. 270: Environmental Justice Act of 2017
- H.R. 269: Look-back Elimination Act of 2017
- H.R. 267: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017
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|Lewis’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed 364/58.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
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 ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
From Jan 1987 to Jan 2017, Lewis missed 1,301 of 18,787 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 234 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills