Read our 2019 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 Feb 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
James Himes sits on the following committees:
Himes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Education (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) International Affairs (9%) Taxation (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Himes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 847: Expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2020, as “Darwin Day” and ...
- H.R. 5852: Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act
- H.R. 3423: National Green Bank Act of 2019
- 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
From Jan 2009 to Feb 2020, Himes missed 121 of 7,771 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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