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Congressman Jim Himes Announces $50,000 CARES Act Grant for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

August 3, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Center for Contemporary Printmaking recei

Himes Supports Broadband Access Funding, Calls for More

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a spending package designed to fund l

House Passes Bills to Stabilize, Improve Childcare

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, The House of Representatives passed the Childcare is Essential Act a

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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