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Himes’ Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act Included in Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included a version of the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act that Himes introduced earlier this Congress:


Blumenthal & Himes Lead Introduction Of Bicameral Legislation To Close Dangerous Loophole To Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors

March 16, 2021 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act this week as part of its reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation designed to support and protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) led their Congressional colleagues, including U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), in introducing strongly-supported bicameral legislation to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence.

Rep. Himes announces $680,000 in grants to Connecticut Housing Partners and the Housing Development Fund

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Connecticut Housing Partners and the Housing Development Fund will receive $680,000 in grant awards from NeighborWorks America funding. NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit created by Congress, awarded this grant to develop and maintain affordable housing in Southwest Connecticut. 

Himes votes for Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement as the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 by a vote of 227-203:

CT House Delegation Votes to Send American Rescue Plan to President’s Desk

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to send the American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s desk to be signed into the law. The $1.9 trillion relief package originated in the House, which voted to pass an earlier version of the bill on February 26.  

The American Rescue Plan Act & Other Coronavirus Resources

March 10, 2021 Press Release
Important Information about the American Rescue Plan Act

This page will be updated as the federal government releases guidance concerning the implementation of this bill.


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.