Jim proudly represents the 5th District of Tennessee, which comprises Davidson, Dickson, and Cheatham counties. Jim has delivered more federal support than anyone to Middle Tennessee — including historic relief to individuals, businesses like our restaurants and music venues, and our awesome HBCUs. Every day he is fighting to defend everyone’s right to vote, ensure health care for all, provide paid family leave and child care benefits for families, stop climate change, and end hate, bigotry, and racism once and for all.
Jim sits on more House Committees than any other member of Congress. He is Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which is in charge of overseeing our nation’s nuclear arsenal and satellites. Jim is also a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Budget Committee, and the Intelligence Committee.
Jim, his three children, son-in-law, and grandson Jay live in Nashville. His wife of nearly 36 years passed away in February 2021. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, practicing his banjo, and using his chainsaw.