Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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 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.


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

Himes leads special order on fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank

July 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Jim Himes, member of the Financial Services Committee and Vice Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, hosted a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives discussing the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank.

Jim Himes calls out Chris Christie over offensive comments about Kevin Sutherland

July 17, 2015 Press Release

 Congressman Jim Himes’ (CT-04) statement in response to Chris Christie’s remarks yesterday.  Christie’s full remarks can be found here.

Himes' statement:

Himes praises Department of Education grants to help retention, graduation for deserving students at local colleges

July 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC: Yesterday, the United States Department of Education announced Student Support Service Program grant awards for Norwalk Community College, University of Bridgeport, and Fairfield University.  Through a competitive grant process, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic col