CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Latest News

Rep. Jim Himes Answers Frequently Asked Questions on the Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 Press Release
Important Information for CT Residents

This page will be frequently updated as we learn more about the virus.

Himes Hosts Drug-Free Community Roundtable, Announces $1.875 Million in Grants

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Norwalk, CT — Last week, Congressman Jim Himes hosted a roundtable discussion

Congressman Himes to Host Drug-Free Communities Roundtable and Grant Announcement

February 14, 2020 Press Release
Grant recipients will use federal grant funding to reduce youth substance abuse and implement prevention framework

Norwalk, CT – Congressman Jim Himes will host a roundtable focused on reducing y

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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