CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Press Releases

One month since SCOTUS opened doors to insider trading

November 5, 2015 Press Release

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.

Himes questions troop deployment to Syria without AUMF

November 3, 2015 Press Release

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:

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Himes announces resolution calling for negotiations on Syria, refugee crisis

October 29, 2015 Press Release

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

Himes: It’s time for Congress to get to work

October 29, 2015 Press Release

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:

Himes’ Insider Trading Prohibition Act ready to go

October 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

Himes calls for Syrian peace talks in letter to Obama

September 29, 2015 Press Release

 

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.

Supports broader “E-Neva” Accords

September 22, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the cyber talks between the US and China:

Himes: Don’t cut life-saving prevention, screening & contraception funding

September 16, 2015 Press Release

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.

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Himes to bring von Arx as guest for Papal visit

September 14, 2015 Press Release

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.

Congressman Jim Himes statement on support for Iran nuclear deal

August 13, 2015 Press Release

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

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