Energy and Environment
As the United States is in the middle of an energy-production boom fueled by cheap access to natural gas, we have essentially become energy independent. Our new focus must be on transitioning to sustainable and renewable energies that will power our economy and protect our environment.
Jobs & the Economy
Smart, forward-thinking energy policy that focuses on conservation and renewable fuels will reduce costs for families and businesses and create jobs. Click here to read more…
The cheapest energy in the world is the energy we do not use. From insulating buildings to increasing the fuel efficiency of the cars and trucks we drive, we can save energy and dollars. Click here to read more…
Global Participation and the Paris Agreement
President Trump’s misguided and harmful decision to exit the Paris climate agreement will lead us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Click here to read more…
More on Energy and Environment
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the need for immediate federal assistance for Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria:
America’s national security and economic prosperity demand that we take charge of our energy future. Unprecedented storms and increased flooding along the coast has threatened the integrity of our transportation infrastructure and made abundantly clear that climate change is taking its toll on Connecticut.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from teh Paris Climate Agreement:
"Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a terrible decision that leads us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Without a coordinated global effort to combat climate change, the future looks bleak.
In support of a recent petition from the State of Connecticut, the delegation called on the EPA to limit emissions from the Brunner Island coal plant and improve air quality in Connecticut
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement about his vote against HR 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, or SHARE Act:
“Today, I cast a vote against the SHARE Act, a bill designed to weaken or end protections for wildlife and the environment masquerading as an effort to support hunters and fishermen. Unfortunately, the bill passed the House 242-161.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on his vote for the combined appropriations bills known as the “omnibus:”
“I hope the passage of today’s bill will put an end to the era of governing by crisis by providing funding for vital programs through the end of September 2016. It’s not perfect, but it represents a good faith negotiating effort by both parties. I supported the bill because I believe we need to keep government open and operating for Americans, even if thoughtful compromise is necessary to achieve that goal.
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the nuclear agreement between the international community and Iran:
Congressman Himes' Statement:
"Today, after months of careful consideration, I have decided to support granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority, also known as TPA.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the House Republican majority’s Energy-Water appropriations bill (H.R. 2028) for fiscal year 2016. Himes voted against the bill, which the House passed today by a vote of 240-177.
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. Himes earned a grade of 94 percent for his work in the House last year, and a 95 percent rating since taking office. Click here for the scorecard.