Read our 2018 Report Card for Himes.
Himes is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Himes has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James Himes sits on the following committees:
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Committee on Financial Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
Himes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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 at least about half 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).
Himes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (22%) Education (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) International Affairs (8%) Taxation (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Himes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3423: To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of ...
- H.R. 2641: Free Press Act of 2019
- H.R. 2534: Insider Trading Prohibition Act
- H.R. 2100: Safe to Tell Act of 2019
- H.R. 1731: Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2019
- H.R. 1193: Reclamation of War Powers Act
- H.Res. 123: Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2019, as “Darwin Day” and recognizing ...
From Jan 2009 to Jun 2019, Himes missed 116 of 7,398 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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