Read our 2016 Report Card for Himes.
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)
James Himes sits on the following committees:
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- House Committee on Financial Services
Himes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1965 (112th): To amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes.
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 about one third or more 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:
Education (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) International Affairs (11%) Taxation (7%) Commerce (7%)
Some of Himes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3634: SERVE Act of 2017
- H.Res. 470: Recognizing that international education and exchange programs further national security and foreign policy ...
- H.R. 3228: Free Press Act of 2017
- H.R. 1448: Reclamation of War Powers Act
- H.R. 770: American Innovation $1 Coin Act
- H.Res. 44: Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2017, as “Darwin Day” and recognizing ...
- H.R. 6437 (114th): Reclamation of War Powers Act
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H.R. 5424: Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
Sep 9, 2016. Passed 261/145.
H.R. 702: To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
Oct 9, 2015. Passed 261/159.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3078 (112th): United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 262/167.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
From Jan 2009 to Jul 2017, Himes missed 99 of 6,228 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. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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