CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Intelligence

As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), I conduct oversight of the 17 separate federal agencies that make up the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the CIA and National Security Agency(NSA). Click here to read more…

Russian Investigation

The Intelligence Committee’s work has never been more important as we investigate Russian interference in our election and potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.  Click here to read more…

Security and Privacy

Striking the right balance between privacy and security is a constant struggle. On the Intelligence Committee, I am working to protect your civil liberties while ensuring that we can have the information necessary to protect against terrorist attack. Click here to read more…

Cybersecurity

I believe that the threat caused by cyberattacks is one of the greatest our nation faces. Over my time in Congress I have pushed for many improvements to our security to protect both out nation’s and individuals’ data. Click here to read more…

More on Intelligence

September 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Order directing agencies to conduct a declassification review of certain documents concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks: 

July 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, the National Security, International Development & Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “The Promises and Perils of Central Bank Digital Currencies.”

June 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s threat of retaliation to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Russia or Russian aligned actors carry out further cyberattacks.  

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on newly announced sanctions on Russian entities and individuals:

“Today, the Biden administration announced an executive order imposing sanctions on 32 Russian individuals and entities in response to the SolarWinds cyberattack. This response is important, but I fear it will be insufficient to change Russian behavior. 

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on President Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021.  

March 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Politico reported President Biden’s willingness to work with Congress to wind down or end authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) that were passed in the wake of the September 11th attacks and in the lead up to the Iraq War. The reporting comes in the wake of Senators Tim Kaine (D. Va.) and Todd Young (R. Ind.) introducing legislation to repeal the AUMFs. Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), who reintroduced the Reclamation of War Powers Act earlier this week, made the following statement:

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 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Moments ago, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the confirmation in the Senate of Avril Haines as the Director of National Intelligence:

“I have spent much of my time on the Intelligence Committee synthesizing complex and vital information given to us by intelligence experts into effective oversight and policy.  The Committee can only be effective in these efforts, however, if the information we receive is fact-based and free from any political bias or manipulation.  Under the previous administration, this was not always the case.

January 11, 2021 Press Release

Stamford, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the announcement that President-Elect Joe Biden will nominate Ambassador William Burns as Director of the CIA:

December 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC— Last night, the House of Representatives passed the annual Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) as part of the end-of-year package that included government funding for the coming year and coronavirus-relief spending.  The IAA authorizes the United States’ Intelligence Communities (IC) programs and budget.