CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes Statement on Budget Votes

March 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today after voting against the House Republican Majority’s budget for fiscal 2016.

Himes Statement on Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act:

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Himes Opening Statement at Intelligence Committee’s Hearing on Cyber Threats

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) – Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee’s Subcommittee on the National Security Agency and Cybersecurity – delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at today’s full committee hearing on “The Growing Cyber Threat and its Impact on American Business.”

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Himes, Delaney and Carney File Housing Finance Reform Legislation to Protect 30-Year Mortgage and Taxpayers

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4), John K. Delaney (MD-6) and John Carney (DE-At Large) have introduced legislation designed to protect the fixed-rate 30-year mortgage – a key instrument to ensure home affordability for the middle class – and shield American taxpayers from future bailouts by reforming the housing finance system.

Himes Secures Federal Funding to Study Fairfield County Flooding

March 13, 2015 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced that he has secured federal funding for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study aimed at curbing flooding throughout Fairfield County. The study will include coastal areas that were devastated by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, as well as communities that have been plagued by frequent flooding for decades.

Reps. Himes, Esty, Maloney, Brownley, Pascrell Introduce Rail Safety Bill

March 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4), Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) introduced the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015, H.R. 1291.

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Himes Statement on Long-Term Homeland Security Funding Bill

March 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to allow a vote as early as today on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security without undermining President Obama’s immigration actions.

Himes Demands Vote on Long-Term Homeland Security Funding

February 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today urged the House Republican majority to pass a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year.

Himes Earns High Marks for Pro-Environment Record

February 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. Himes earned a grade of 94 percent for his work in the House last year, and a 95 percent rating since taking office.

Himes Visits Norwalk Early College Academy

February 19, 2015 Press Release

NORWALK, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today visited the IBM-affiliated Norwalk Early College Academy, Connecticut’s first school based on the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) model.

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