CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes introduces Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Representatives John Larson (CT-01), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and John Carney (DE-At Large), introduced the Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act. The bill is designed to let horseback riders know if the headgear they are purchasing meets basic safety requirements.

CONNECTICUT DELEGATION URGES EPA TO REDUCE DANGEROUS AIR POLLUTION FROM NEIGHBORING STATE’S COAL PLANT

September 20, 2016 Press Release

In support of a recent petition from the State of Connecticut, the delegation called on the EPA to limit emissions from the Brunner Island coal plant and improve air quality in Connecticut

 

Himes leads letter to SEC, FINRA regarding IPO Gross Spreads

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) led a letter signed by eight other members of Congress to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Chairman Richard Ketchum raising questions about gross spreads paid by young companies to financial institutions for underwriting IPOs.

Himes Statement on Week of Violence

July 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) made the following statement about last night’s sniper attacks that took the lives of five Dallas police officers last night and wounded seven others:

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Himes statement on gun control sit-in in House of Representatives

June 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement today:

By taking part in this sit-in, the rest of the Connecticut delegation and I are keeping our promise to end the silence and speak out in favor of sensible gun laws.

Himes statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 2, 2016 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement today:

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, but the sad fact of the matter is that we are tragically aware of the impacts and devastation caused by guns in our communities every day of the year.

Intelligence Authorization passes House with Himes' support

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Authorization Act, which determines the funding for most of the United States’ intelligence community.  Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) a ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, helped craft the bill.

Himes introduces bill, amendment to clarify military rules on cyber attacks

May 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the bipartisan Cyber Act of War Act, a bill that would require the Administration and the Department of Defense to develop a policy for determining when an action carried out in cyberspace constitutes a use of force against the United States and to update the Law of War Manual accordingly.

Himes speaks in favor of full funding to fight opioid epidemic

May 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congress Jim Himes spoke on the floor fo the House of Representatives as Congress deals with several pieces of legislation intended to fight America's opiod epidemic. Himes called on Congress to provide the funding necessary to make these programs effective.

 

CT Congressional delegation thanks state leaders for LGBT stance

April 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-4), joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), sent a letter to Governor Dan Malloy, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey thanking them for their actions in support of the

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