WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Jerry Lewis says he will step down when his term ends, becoming the third California Republican to announce retirement in recent days.Lewis, 77, is the former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He's known for steering hundreds of millions of federal dollars to his district over the years.The district includes much of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.Lewis says in a news release he decided to retire after talking with his family. But his path to re-election was made tougher through redistricting.First elected to Congress in 1978, Lewis has served in Congress longer than any Republican in California history.



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