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 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 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
James “Jim” Himes sits on the following committees:
Himes was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5852 (116th): Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act
- H.R. 770 (115th): American Innovation $1 Coin Act
Does 2 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 (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Taxation (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Himes recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7128: Special Measures to Fight Modern Threats Act
- H.R. 5734: CART Act
- H.R. 5334: PRIA Act of 2021
- H.R. 4267: Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act of 2021
- H.R. 4139: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act
- H.R. 2655: Insider Trading Prohibition Act
- H.R. 2656: To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to May 2022, Himes missed 128 of 8,635 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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