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March 17, 2021

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included a version of the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act that Himes introduced earlier this Congress:


March 16, 2021

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) led their Congressional colleagues, including U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), in introducing strongly-supported bicameral legislation to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence.

March 16, 2021

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Connecticut Housing Partners and the Housing Development Fund will receive $680,000 in grant awards from NeighborWorks America funding. NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit created by Congress, awarded this grant to develop and maintain affordable housing in Southwest Connecticut. 

March 11, 2021

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement as the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 by a vote of 227-203:

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to send the American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s desk to be signed into the law. The $1.9 trillion relief package originated in the House, which voted to pass an earlier version of the bill on February 26.  

March 10, 2021

This page will be updated as the federal government releases guidance concerning the implementation of this bill.

March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Politico reported President Biden’s willingness to work with Congress to wind down or end authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) that were passed in the wake of the September 11th attacks and in the lead up to the Iraq War. The reporting comes in the wake of Senators Tim Kaine (D. Va.) and Todd Young (R.

March 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced The Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill that would explicitly return the power to declare and wage war back to Congress, as the Constitution requires.

February 25, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy of the House Committee on Financial Services.

February 24, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This two-week, special-application period will ensure that federal assistance is prioritized for the businesses and nonprofits that are most in need.