CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Congressman Himes Statement On Terrorist Attacks In New Zealand

March 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the terrorist attacks at two mosques in Central Christchurch, New Zealand Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement during a vigil at the Bridgeport Islamic Center:

"I am heartbroken by the tragedy in Christchurch. This act was driven by hate and intolerance and ignorance. ”

Himes Votes to Reopen Government, Improve House Rules

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today released the following statement on the historic first day of the 116th Congress as Democrats regain the majority in the House of Representatives, voted to reopen the government, and passed a new rules package:

Himes Introduces Portable Retirement and Investment Account Act

October 2, 2018 Press Release
PRIAs will Provide Universal, Portable Retirement Accounts for All Americans

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Portable Retirement and Investment Account (PRIA) Act. The current retirement savings system is not working for most Americans. It is too reliant on employers and leaves too many people behind.

Himes, CT Newspapers Celebrate Overturning of Harmful Newsprint Tariffs

August 31, 2018 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT— This week, the United States International Trade Commission overturned tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The tariffs, some of which were as high as 20 percent, drove up costs for newspapers across the country, especially affecting smaller and local papers without the budget cushion to absorb such a massive increase.

Himes SAFETY Act Encourages Adoption of Smart-Gun Technology

June 14, 2018 Press Release
Provides incentives to develop and purchase safety technologies

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology (SAFETY) Act. The bill provides incentives for manufacturers and consumers designed to promote the development and purchase of smart-gun technology such as biometric or fingerprint locks and radio-frequency identification.

House passes Himes’ SERVE Act

November 7, 2017 Press Release
Bill will help student veterans secure housing

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Himes’ (CT-04) bill, HR 3634, the Securing Electronic Records for Veteran’s Ease, or SERVE, Act.

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Himes testifies on SERVE Act

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today testified in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on HR 3634, his Securing Electronic Records for Veterans’ Ease, or SERVE, Act.

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Himes calls for immediate Puerto Rico action

September 26, 2017 Press Release

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:

Himes Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers from Credit Data Breach

September 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today released the Credit Information Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 3766, in response to a major data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of Americans to potential hackers, identity theft, and credit problems.

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