CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

My Voting Record

Finding My Votes at the Office of the Clerk's Website

Unfortunately, you can't search the Office of the Clerk's database for all votes by a particular member of the House.  Instead, you need to look at the full list of all votes cast, click on the one you're interested in, and find my name listed among the "Ayes" or "Noes." 

The data at the Clerk's website is valuable because it is complete and unbiased.  All votes show up, in the order they were taken.  The language of the bill (and any amendments) is available, and every member's vote is displayed.  The drawback is that it can be confusing.  That's why I mentioned the independent sites above (although they are, by their nature, selective and therefore incomplete).  Again, my goal is full transparency, so I am including the Clerk's official record.  Ultimately, that is the official record of my votes.

Here are the steps to follow to access my votes at the website of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives:

 

  1. Click here
  2. Select the Congress and Session you want to look at. The most recent is always near the top.
  3. You will see a list of up to 100 votes displayed, each with a "question" and short title or description.  To read the text of the item, click on the link in the "Issue" column to bring up the bill summary page.  From there, you can access the text of the bill, and other useful information, like Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimates.  If you are interested in specific amendments, they are included as links from the summary page, too.
  4. Click on the number in the "Roll" column to see how all members voted on the question.  Look for my name on that page, listed under "Ayes" or "Noes."

Finally, constituents who have any questions about how I voted on a particular issue, and can't find a satisfactory answer online, are welcome to contact my office.