Rep. Ron Lewis

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 2nd District, Republican

Lewis, a Republican, was the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Ron Lewis [R-KY2, 1993-2008]

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 2008. 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 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lewis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (28%) Commerce (16%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)

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. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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 May 1994 to Dec 2008, Lewis missed 169 of 9,346 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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