Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes introduces amendment to preserve civil liberties oversight in covert operations

June 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will be voting on the annual Intelligence Authorization Act, which controls the rules and oversight that govern the nation’s security agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency.


Himes announces support for granting Trade Promotion Authority to President Obama

June 3, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Himes' Statement:

"Today, after months of careful consideration, I have decided to support granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority, also known as TPA.

Himes, Finch applaud EPA grants to clean up hazardous sites in Bridgeport area

May 29, 2015 Press Release


Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced federal grants impacting areas in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.

Himes Statement on 5th Circuit Court of Appeals postponing Obama immigration action

May 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – I’m disappointed in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling this week to maintain the injunction against President Obama’s bold executive action on immigration. Without the President’s order in effect, parents of children who are U.S. citizens or who have a legal status in the country may be deported, devastating families.


Himes, House Intelligence Committee Democrats Issue Statement on USA Freedom Act Urging Senate to Act

May 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Jim Himes (CT-4) and Democratic Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) – Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Andre Carson (D-IN), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL) – issued the following statement:

UPDATE: Himes votes to pass Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

May 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted to pass the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), legislation that provides a strong, comprehensive response to the rampant problem of human trafficking.

Himes Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

May 15, 2015 Press Release

Today, I cast a vote against the National Defense Authorization Act. The $605.6 billion bill that ultimately passed uses funding tricks to bypass the cuts set by the sequester.

Himes Votes for Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted in favor of HR 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill, which passed both the Senate and the House with strong, bipartisan support, requires that President Obama submit to Congress any deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear weapons programs.

Himes Statement on Passage of the USA Freedom Act

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today after voting for HR 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which passed the House of Representatives 333-88.