Charles Jeremy Lewis (born October 21, 1934) is the U.S. Representative for California's 41st congressional district, and previously the 40th, 35th and 37th, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, serving in the role during the 109th Congress.
Early life, education and career
Lewis was born in Seattle, Washington. In 1952 he graduated from San Bernardino High School in San Bernardino, California, where he captained the swim team and was a basketball star; his basketball jersey was later retired. In 1956 he received a B.A. from UCLA. Lewis served as a Coro Foundation fellow in San Francisco. After college, Lewis was in the insurance business.
Early political career
He was a member of the San ...
Congressman Jerry Lewis urged President Obama to follow the advice of military leaders in making decisions on troop strength in Afghanistan rather than make a dangerously large drawdown in order to appease his political backers.
“If we move to quickly to pull out of Afghanistan, we risk endangering the remaining troops and allowing the forces of terrorism to find a refuge once again,” Lewis said in response to President Obama’s Wednesday speech on Afghanistan policy. “Al Queda found a haven after we abandoned Afghanistan the last time, and we cannot afford to allow ...
Congressman Jerry Lewis warned Thursday that Congress will never support a “stimulus” plan that adds hundreds of billions to the national debt with no guarantee that it will create any immediate jobs. Lewis urged the administration to develop a list of truly “shovel-ready” projects and focus on incentives to get private industry hiring again.
“When the last “stimulus” plan was being discussed two years ago, the original proposal was going to be $300 to $400 billion, mostly for infrastructure work much like what is being urged today by the ...
After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day telethon.
The 85-year-old comedian and Las Vegas resident issued a statement Monday through the Tucson, Ariz.-based Muscular Dystrophy Association calling it time for a “new telethon era.”
He says he’ll make his final appearance on the six-hour primetime telethon Sept. 4 by performing his song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Lewis says he’ll continue as the association’s national chairman, a role he’s held since the early ...