CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Himes Ready to Work with Biden Admin on War Powers

March 5, 2021 Press Release
Psaki signals Biden willingness to return more Constitutional warmaking powers to Congress

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.

Himes Reintroduces Reclamation of War Powers Act

March 1, 2021 Press Release
Bill returns Constitutional war-making authority to Congress

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced The Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill that would explicitly return the power to declare and wage war back to Congress, as the Constitution requires.

Himes Chairs Hearing – Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of the Insurrection

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.

Himes Announces Paycheck Protection Program Special-Application Period

February 24, 2021 Press Release
For 14 days, the Small Business Administration will accept applications exclusively from "mom-and-pop" shops and small nonprofits

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This two-week, special-application period will ensure that federal assistance is prioritized for the businesses and nonprofits that are most in need.

Himes Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on Pandemic Aid to Minority-Owned, Small Businesses

February 4, 2021 Press Release
Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy of the House Financial Services Committee Holds Virtual Hearing: Supporting Small and Minority-Owned Businesses Through the Pandemic

Washington, DC – Today, the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy of the House Financial Services Committee held a virtual hearing to examine how government aid from the CARES Act and subsequent economic rescue bills was accessible to small and minority-owned businesses.

Himes Selected Chair of Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy

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.

Himes Applauds Haines Confirmation as DNI

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:

Himes Statement on Impeachment Vote

January 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Moments ago, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) addressed the House of Representatives before it votes on the resolution to impeach President Donald Trump:

“The words have almost all been said: Search your soul.  Consider your oath.

“And I add four more words: Reflect on your legacy.

Himes Applauds Biden Pick of Bill Burns for CIA Director

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:

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