Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Congressman Himes Statement On Vote To Hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross In Contempt

July 17, 2019 Press Release

“Today, I voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in conte

Himes Calls for Impeachment Inquiry

June 24, 2019 Press Release
The time has come for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump

Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) called for the opening o

Himes Introduces National Green Bank Act

June 21, 2019 Press Release
Green Bank would ease financing for green energy, infrastructure projects

Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) along with 13 colleagues

About me

Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his sixth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair Emeritus of the New Democrat Coalition.

Jim grew up as the child of a single working mom in a small town. As a member of Congress, Jim works hard to provide all American children the same opportunities he had to succeed: access to a first-rate public school, affordable and effective health care, a decent and safe home, and a supportive community.

Born in Lima, Peru in 1966 to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. As an American abroad, Jim grew up fluent in both Spanish and English and was raised with an awareness of the unique position of the United States in the world. At the age of ten, Jim moved with his mother and sisters to the United States.

Jim graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and then attended Harvard University. After completing his undergraduate work, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador.

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