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

Residence: Cockeysville, MD
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Widower to Cookie, Married to Nicole   DOB: 1/25/1957
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairGOP Doctors Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ukraine Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Baltimore / Caroline / Carroll / Cecil / Dorchester / Harford / Kent / Queen Anne's / Somerset / Talbot / Wicomico / Worcester

Bio

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. Andy still practices part-time at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland.

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 following subcommittees- Agriculture; and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

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 eight. 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.