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. ”
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance
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.
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:
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.