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Key Votes

Jim Himes' Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: James 'Jim' Himes
Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Emma, Linley
Birth Date: 07/05/1966
Birth Place: Lima, Peru
Home City: Greenwich, CT
Religion: Christian (Presbyterian)

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
March 25, 2009 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2009 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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