Rep. John Lewis

Representative from Georgia’s 5th District, Democrat

Lewis, a Democrat, has been the representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district since Jan 6, 1987 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Lewis for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Lewis sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lewis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Health (15%) Education (13%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Families (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lewis’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5471: Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act
Jun 16, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 5077: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
May 24, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, Lewis missed 1,298 of 18,714 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: