WASHINGTON, DC—On October 5, the Supreme Court declined to hear United States v. Newman, a decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that left the door open for insider trading on Wall Street. Since then, numerous stories have been written about the detrimental effect the decision is having on the government’s ability to enforce the law.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement of the deployment of American troops to Syria:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, along with 15 other members of the House, announced a resolution calling on President Obama to use multilateral international negotiations to bring an end to the Syrian Civil War and the refugee crisis it has spawned, and to develop a multilateral comprehensive strategy to defeat
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), released the following statement on the bipartisan budget deal reached yesterday and his views on Congress’s priorities going forward:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of United States v. Newman . The Court’s decision not to hear the case leaves intact the previous ruling by the Second Circuit Court of appeals. As the law stands, federal regulators and law enforcement attempting to stop insider trading face an overly burdensome standard of proof.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and 54 other members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama calling for international negotiations to bring an end to the conflict in Syria. The timing of the letter, sent during the UN General Assembly, is meant to highlight the need for broad, multilateral cooperation.
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the cyber talks between the US and China:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced an amendment that would alter the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 so that no funds could be stripped from the women’s health organization if a study by the Department of Health and Human Services showed that removing funding would increase abortions, HIV rates, or the rate of breast cancer.
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced that Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. will be his guest to Pope Francis’s address to Congress on September 24th.
Since the international community agreed four weeks ago on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, I have spent many hours evaluating it and consulting with my constituents, technical experts, security officials and diplomats from around the world. As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I have reviewed classifi