Andy (Andy) P. Harris (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.5311
FAX: 202.225.0254
District: 410.588.5670
District FAX: 410.588.5673
Room 1533 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2001

Residence: Cockeysville, MD
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 1/25/1957
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberGOP Doctors Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Baltimore / Caroline / Carroll / Cecil / Dorchester / Harford / Kent / Queen Anne's / Somerset / Talbot / Wicomico / Worcester


The son of immigrants who fled communist Eastern Europe immediately after World War II, Andrew P. Harris, M.D., has spent a lifetime serving his neighbors, country and community. Whether it was as a physician at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a medical officer in the Naval Reserve, as a hard-working state senator, or now as congressman, Andy has made a life by serving others. He is dedicated to making sure every constituent in the 1st Congressional District receives the highest-quality assistance and is well-represented in the halls of Congress.

Serving his neighbors. Andy is a proud father of five children (Joe, Becky, Irene, Jessica and Danny), grandfather of four (Charles, Abigail, Arthur, and Andrew), and had been married to his late wife Cookie for over 33 years. Born in working-class Brooklyn in 1957, Andy grew up one of four boys. He found his calling studying medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he continued to practice as an anesthesiologist for over three decades. Obstetric anesthesiology was his subspecialty, and over those years has helped thousands of women through their labor and delivery. For many years, his peers chose him to be named as one of the nation's "Best Doctors" in his specialty. Recently, Andy still practices at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland.

Serving his country. Answering a recruitment call to fill a critical need for anesthesiologists in the Naval Reserve during the Reagan Administration, Andy volunteered to serve in the military as a medical specialist. He went on to establish and command the Johns Hopkins Medical Naval ReserveUnit. In 1990, his unit was called up to active duty in order to assist with Operation Desert Shield (and later Operation Desert Storm). They took care of active duty military, veterans, and POWs at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Harris reached the rank of Commander (O-5). Serving his community. Unhappy with the status quo in Annapolis, Harris, a political neophyte, decided to take on the establishment and make a run for the Maryland State Senate in 1998. After winning by an impressive margin, Andy continued to serve as a physician - epitomizing our Founding Fathers' belief in a part-time, citizen legislature. His innovative thinking, devotion to efficient government and dedication to his constituents earned him the "Hero of the Taxpayer" award from the Maryland Taxpayers Association in 2008. Andy began serving as the Congressman from the beautiful 1st Congressional District of Maryland in 2011. He serves on the Committee on Appropriations and on the following subcommittees- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and Homeland Security. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with his family, and repairing old cars with his sons.

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