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Himes, 213 Democratic Members Urge McConnell to Hold a Vote on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Immediately

August 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) and 212 Members of the House Democratic Caucus wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R.

Congressman Himes Announces 2019 Service Academy Nominations

August 7, 2019 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT - It is my pleasure to announce my office is now accepting applications for the 2019 Service Academy Nominations.

Congressman Himes Statement On Mass Shootings In El Paso and Dayton

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Another week begins in the wake of the mass murder of innocent Americans, their lives ended by yet another well-armed gunman. Our hearts break for each victim and the survivors who will never be the same. Again, we wonder when and how the violence will stop. Again, we hunger for the leadership our unique national problem demands.


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.