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Himes Examines Drug Supply Chain in Colombia, Panama

July 31, 2019 Press Release
Meets with Allies, Encourages Fight Against Growing Fentanyl, Cocaine Pipeline

Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) returned from a visit to the Republic of Colombia and Panama where he met with government officials and United States support staff working to end the drug trade and associated violence in South and Central America as well as the United States.

Congressman Himes Announces the 2019 Congressional App Challenge

July 29, 2019 Press Release

It is my pleasure to announce that the 2019 Congressional App Challenge’s submission portal is open. Students are encouraged to register online by September 10 for a chance at winning early prizes. The final app must be submitted by November 1.

Congressman Himes Announces Fourth District Photography Contest Winners

July 22, 2019 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Himes is pleased to announces the winners of the recent Fourth District photography contest running from June 3 – June 21.


First place winner - Norwalk Harbor by Jeff Klein

Congressman Himes Statement On The Passage Of The Raise The Wage Act

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.

Congressman Himes Statement On Vote To Hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross In Contempt

July 17, 2019 Press Release

“Today, I voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for their refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas.  Congress is attempting to investigate the process through which the Trump administration tried to add a citizenship question to the Census and has been met at every turn by stonewalling and obfuscation.


Himes Calls for Impeachment Inquiry

June 24, 2019 Press Release
The time has come for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump

Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) called for the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:

“During my career, I have learned that there are moments for calculation, prudence, compromise and the careful weighing of competing interests. And there are moments for clarity and conviction. This is such a moment.

Himes Introduces National Green Bank Act

June 21, 2019 Press Release
Green Bank would ease financing for green energy, infrastructure projects

Washington, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) along with 13 colleagues introduced the National Green Bank Act.  A National Green Bank would capitalize eligible green banks set up by states, counties, and municipalities.

Himes Statement On Intelligence Committee Hearing On Deepfakes

June 13, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on the national security implications of deepfakes and artificial intelligence. Congressman Himes released the following statement following the hearing.

Reps. Himes, Ratcliffe introduce bill to punish election interference

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced a bipartisan bill today to establish election interference as a federal crime.

Rep. Jim Himes to Host Stamford and Bridgeport Small Business Resource Workshops

June 7, 2019 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes and his staff will host two upcoming free small business resource workshops in Stamford on Friday, June 14 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and in Bridgeport on June 17 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.