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 (29%) Health (15%) Education (13%) International Affairs (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Sep 2016, Lewis missed 1,292 of 18,680 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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: