Andy (Andy) Harris (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.5311
FAX: 202.225.0254
District: 410.643.5425
Room 2334 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2001

Residence: Cockeysville, MD
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Widower to Cookie, Married to Nicole   DOB: 1/25/1957
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
Co-ChairGOP Doctors Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Sweden Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army 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 was as a physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a medical officer in the Naval Reserve, and a state senator before coming to Congress.

Born in Brooklyn in 1957, he studied medicine at Hopkins, where he continued to practice as an anesthesiologist for nearly three decades. Andy specialized in obstetric anesthesiology. In 1988, Andy answered a recruitment call to fill a critical need for anesthesiologists in the Naval Reserve during the Reagan administration. 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) at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Harris attained the rank of Commander (O-5) before leaving the Reserves after seventeen years.

Unhappy with the status quo in Annapolis, Andy decided to take on the establishment and run for the Maryland State Senate in 1998, where he served for 12 years. 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 Agriculture Subcommittee and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee.

Andy was married to his late wife, Cookie, for over 33 years, and he is the proud father of five children, stepfather of one, and grandfather to ten. Andy lives with his wife, Nicole, and their dog in Dorchester County. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with his family and repairing old cars with his sons.