CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Financial Services

As a member of the Financial Services Committee that has jurisdiction over all issues pertaining to the banking system, housing, insurance, and securities and exchanges, my responsibility is to work to improve the regulatory apparatus, provide strong consumer protections, and increase access to capital for businesses to support a thriving economy.  In addition, I have been appointed to serve on the Subcommittee for Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the Subcommittee for Terrorism and Illicit Finance

Helping American Consumers

When I first took office in 2009, I immediately began working with my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee to write the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as Dodd-Frank. Click here to read more…

Supporting Small Businesses

America’s small businesses are a powerful driving force in our economy, and Congress must do everything it can to establish a favorable business climate so that entrepreneurs can raise capital, hire more workers, and help grow the economy. Click here to read more…

Housing Reform: A Better Deal for Middle Class Homeowners

At the epicenter of the financial crisis was the startling decline in the housing market.  As the housing market recovers, one of the my top priorities is to assist middle class families achieve the dream of home ownership and ensure that the American taxpayer is never again exposed to risky behavior in the housing market.  Click here to read more…

 

More on Financial Services

June 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) applauded the House of Representatives passage of the Corporate Improvement and Investor Protection Act which requires companies to disclose key information to enable investors to make informed decisions with their money. The package included Himes’s bill, the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act, which requires companies to disclose their efforts on cybersecurity. As bad actors increasingly turn to cybercrime in industries varying from fuel supply to food supply, ensuring cybersecurity expertise at the Board of Directors level in public companies is vi

June 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing of the National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services entitled “Schemes and Subversion: How Bad Actors and Foreign Governments Undermine and Evade Sanctions Regimes.” 

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Himes’ (CT-04) Insider Trading Prohibition Act (HR 2655) as part of  larger package of bills with bipartisan support. Last Congress, the bill passed by a vote of 410-13. The bill establishes a clear, statutory prohibition on insider trading. Corporate insiders who wrongfully obtain inside information and misuse it weaken the fairness, integrity, and safety of our nation’s capital markets.  

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing by the National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services entitled “Examining Belt and Road: The Lending Practices of the People's Republic of China and Impact on the International Debt Architecture."

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing by the National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services entitled “Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System Can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking.”

Human trafficking is a terrible crime that destroys the lives of innocent victims, especially women and children, around the world.  The United States has a moral obligation to serve in a global leadership role in the fight against trafficking.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy of the House Committee on Financial Services.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement on his selection to chair the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy of the House Financial Services Committee.

“I am honored to be selected by my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee and Chairwoman Waters to serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Members Credit Union will receive a $125,000 grant from the U.S.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Himes’ (CT-04) Insider Trading Prohibition Act (HR 2534) by a vote of 410-13. The bill establishes an unambiguous statutory prohibition on insider trading.  The fairness, integrity and safety of our nation’s capital markets are weakened when corporate insiders and others who wrongfully obtain inside information misuse it, profiting at the expense of other investors and the market as a whole.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC— Yesterday, the Financial Services Committee unanimously passed HR 2534, Congressman Jim Himes’s (CT-04) Insider Trading Prohibition Act.  The bill would make it a federal crime to trade a security based on material, nonpublic information that was wrongfully obtained, ending decades of ambiguity for a crime that has never been clearly defined by law.