Born in Nashville, Jim represents the 5th District of Tennesse, which is comprised of Davidson, Dickson, and Cheatham counties. He brings to the job as Congressman prior experience in public service, and a wide array of real-life experiences in business, education, law and community service. Jim is a senior member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform which is the main investigative committee in the House. He is chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee that is in charge of overseeing our nation's nuclear arsenal. And he was honored recently when Speaker Pelosi chose him to be on the Budget Committee to try to solve America’s fiscal problems.
He and his wife Martha, their three children, son-in-law, and grandson Jay live in Nashville. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, practicing his banjo, and using his chainsaw.