Representative James 'Jim' Himes's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 4, Democratic
Issue Category

47 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/03/13 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act
Bill Passed - House (265 - 160)
7/24/13 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
Bill Passed - House (315 - 109)
7/23/13 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173)
6/14/13 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Motion Rejected - House (194 - 225)
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
7/19/12 H Amdt 1416 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act
Amendment Adopted - House (247 - 166)
5/18/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Bill Passed - House (299 - 120)
5/17/12 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces
Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 303)
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
6/03/11 H Con Res 51 Removing Armed Forces from Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (148 - 265)
3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
12/21/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (193 - 165)
12/15/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 175)
5/28/10 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations
Bill Passed - House (229 - 186)
5/27/10 H Amdt 672 Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 194)
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)

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