CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes Statement on 2nd Circuit Ruling on NSA Phone Metadata Program

May 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the National Security Agency’s domestic phone data collection program.

Himes Visits Westport Businesses During Annual Small Business Week

May 6, 2015 Press Release

Westport, CT  – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement after visiting three locally-owned small businesses in Westport this afternoon. He met with owners and shop-goers at Saugatuck Sweets, Saugatuck Craft Butchery and DownUnder during the 52nd annual National Small Business Week.

Himes Applauds National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Westport Country Playhouse

May 6, 2015 Press Release

WESTPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today regarding the more than $1 million in new National Endowment for the Arts grants that will be awarded to organizations in Connecticut. The 15 competitively-awarded grants include one for $30,000 for the Westport Country Playhouse.

FEMA Grant Announced to Replace Saugatuck Island Wooden Bridge

May 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following statement this morning following the recent announcement of a $1,302,225 Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fully replace the wooden bridge on Harbor Road leading to the Saugatuck Island community of Westport.

Himes Opposes Republican Cuts to Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Programs

May 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the House Republican majority’s Energy-Water appropriations bill (H.R. 2028) for fiscal year 2016. Himes voted against the bill, which the House passed today by a vote of 240-177.         

Himes Introduces Legislation to Improve Oversight of Intelligence Agencies

April 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced legislation today to improve the oversight work of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), the presidential advisory board established by Congress to protect the civil liberties of all Americans.

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Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Pediatric Stroke Awareness Resolution

April 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S.

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Himes Calls for Nationwide Marriage Equality

April 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today as the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in the Obergefell v Hodges marriage equality case. This March, he joined 210 Democrats from the House and Senate in filing an amicus brief with the Court in support of a constitutional right to marry.

Himes Statement on Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

April 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today following the Senate confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch as Attorney General of the United States. Ms. Lynch was nominated by President Obama on November 8, 2014, and her confirmation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 26, 2015. 

Himes Statement on Anniversary of L’Ambiance Plaza Tragedy in Bridgeport

April 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today on the 28th anniversary of the of L’Ambiance Plaza collapse in Bridgeport that tragically killed 28 construction workers. 

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