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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Himes for more statistics.

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 (24%) Education (21%) Health (15%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Commerce (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Himes’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5424: Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
Sep 9, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 702: To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
Oct 9, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1563: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015
Apr 15, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2016, Himes missed 89 of 5,768 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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.

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Primary Sources

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