Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Himes Introduces Portable Retirement and Investment Account Act

October 2, 2018 Press Release
PRIAs will Provide Universal, Portable Retirement Accounts for All Americans

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Portable Retirement and Inves

Himes, CT Newspapers Celebrate Overturning of Harmful Newsprint Tariffs

August 31, 2018 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT— This week, the United States International Trade Commission overturned tariffs on

Himes SAFETY Act Encourages Adoption of Smart-Gun Technology

June 14, 2018 Press Release
Provides incentives to develop and purchase safety technologies

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Start Advancing Firearms Enhan

About me

Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth 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 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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