CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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

Himes, Garrett introduce Multistate Worker Tax Fairness Act

April 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04) and Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, introduced the Multistate Worker Tax Fairness Act.

Himes Statement on Equal Pay Day

April 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:

Himes supports Obama's immigration actions

March 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement after his vote against H.Res. 639, which authorizes Speaker Ryan to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States v. Texas:

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Himes Statement on Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland

March 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) made the following statement about President Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court:

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Himes votes against bill that would lift restrictions on ivory, polar bear imports

February 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement about his vote against HR 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, or SHARE Act:

Bridgeport, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford receive millions in HUD funds

February 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) celebrated the news that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $23.4 million dollars in funding to housing authorities across the State of Connecticut. Four areas in the 4th District received a total of $6,268,644 divided as follows:

·         Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport - $3,876,098

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