CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Jim Himes statement on vote to enhance Iraqi and Syrian refugee program

November 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on today’s vote about increasing security measures for certain refugees into the United States:

Himes praises passage of highway funding bill

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), voted in favor of HR 22, the DRIVE Act. The bill creates long-term transportation infrastructure funding through the Highway Trust Fund, which provides a large percentage of the money for infrastructure projects across the nation and Connecticut including bridges, highways, and rail lines. The bill passed by a vote of 371-54.

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Himes, Westmoreland, members of Cybersecurity Subcommittee call for cyberwarfare rules

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee, along with Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) and other Subcommittee members, sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice asking them to begin the process of clarifying

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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’ 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: 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 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 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:

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