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Himes Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Cybersecurity Legislation

Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, helped pass bipartisan cybersecurity legislation in the House of Representatives recently. 

This Week in Congress: July 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider at least 24 bills, ranging from muscular dystrophy research to sanctions on North Korea.   Legislation under consideration this week includes: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 935): This bill amends...

This Week in Congress: July 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider 28 bills, ranging from a series of bills targeting human trafficking to some designed to improve the student loan program. Legislation under consideration this week includes: STELA Reauthorization Act, as...

This Week in Congress: July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

  This week, the House is expected to consider at least 14 bills, ranging from expanding grants for STEM education to naming post offices. Legislation under consideration this week includes: The STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031): This bill expands the...

This Week in Congress: July 7, 2014

Jul 7, 2014

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528): This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that veterinarians are not required to have separate registrations to dispense controlled substances outside of their principal place of business...

This Week in Congress: June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider 17 bills, ranging from autism research and care to intelligence programs.   Legislation under consideration this week includes: Reliable Home Heating Act (S. 2086): This bill authorizes state governors to...

May 26, 2015

Himes introduces College Affordability and Innovation Act in House of Representatives

  Bridgeport, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) was joined by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to meet with juniors at Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School year to discuss the rising price of college, student loans and debt, and the College...

May 21, 2015

Himes, House Intelligence Committee Democrats Issue Statement on USA Freedom Act Urging Senate to Act

Washington, DC – Today, Jim Himes (CT-4) and Democratic Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) – Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Andre Carson (D-IN), Jackie Speier (D-CA...

May 19, 2015

UPDATE: Himes votes to pass Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

Vote comes one month after Himes hosts human trafficking roundtable

May 15, 2015

Himes Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

Bill uses budgetary gimmick to avoid sequester restrictions

DateRoll CallBillMy Vote
05-21263H.RES.274Nay
05-21262H.R.2262Yea
05-21261H.R.2262Aye
05-20260H.R.880Nay
05-20259H.R.880Yea
05-20258H.R.1806No
05-20257H.R.1806Aye
05-20256H.R.1806Aye
05-20255H.R.1806Aye
05-20254H.R.1806Aye

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Economy & Jobs

The fourth district's exports to China grew 656% from 2002 to 2011. Exports to the rest of the world grew 98% in that period.