Rep. James Himes

Representative from Connecticut’s 4th District, Democrat

Himes, a Democrat, has been the representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).

Photo

2015 Report Card

Read our 2015 Report Card for Himes »

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Himes 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). Himes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

James Himes sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Himes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Education (22%) Health (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

View All » (including bills from previous years)

Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Apr 2016, Himes missed 84 of 5,347 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

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