Andy (Andy) P. Harris (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.5311
FAX: 202.225.0254
District: 443.944.8624
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
Spouse: Widower to Cookie, Married to Nicole   DOB: 1/25/1957
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
Co-ChairGOP Doctors 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 MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
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, Dr. Andy Harris has spent his life serving his neighbors, country and community. Whether it was as a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a medical officer in the Naval Reserve, as a state senator, or now as Congressman, Andy has built his life by serving others. He is dedicated to making sure every constituent in the First Congressional District receives the highest-quality assistance and is well-represented in the halls of Congress.

Born in Brooklyn in 1957, Andy grew up in a busy household as one of four boys. He found his calling studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore, where he continued to practice as an anesthesiologist and served as an associate professor for nearly three decades. Andy specializes in obstetric anesthesiology, and over those years helped thousands of women through their labor and delivery. When he is not at work in Washington, Andy still practices at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland.

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 Reserve Unit. 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).

Unhappy with the status quo in Annapolis, Andy decided to take on the establishment and run for the Maryland State Senate in 1998. Andy served in the State Senate for 12 years, and continued to practice medicine while in office - epitomizing our Founding Fathers' belief in a part-time, citizen legislature.

Maryland's First Congressional District first elected Andy to serve in the House of Representatives in 2010. He serves on the Committee on Appropriations and on the following subcommittees- Agriculture; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and Homeland Security.

Andy was married to his late wife Cookie for over 33 years, and he is the proud father of five children (Joe, Becky, Irene, Jessica, and Danny) and grandfather of six (Charles, Abigail, Arthur, Andrew, Camilla, and James). Andy lives with his wife, Nicole, their children, and dog in Baltimore County during the school year and in Dorchester County the rest of the year. 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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