Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The deadline for submissions to the 2019 Congressional Art Competition has been extended by one week to Friday, April 26 at 5 P.M. 

March 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the terrorist attacks at two mosques in Central Christchurch, New Zealand Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement during a vigil at the Bridgeport Islamic Center:

"I am heartbroken by the tragedy in Christchurch. This act was driven by hate and intolerance and ignorance. ”

January 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today released the following statement on the historic first day of the 116th Congress as Democrats regain the majority in the House of Representatives, voted to reopen the government, and passed a new rules package:

October 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Portable Retirement and Investment Account (PRIA) Act. The current retirement savings system is not working for most Americans. It is too reliant on employers and leaves too many people behind.

August 31, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT— This week, the United States International Trade Commission overturned tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The tariffs, some of which were as high as 20 percent, drove up costs for newspapers across the country, especially affecting smaller and local papers without the budget cushion to absorb such a massive increase.

June 14, 2018

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology (SAFETY) Act. The bill provides incentives for manufacturers and consumers designed to promote the development and purchase of smart-gun technology such as biometric or fingerprint locks and radio-frequency identification.

November 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Himes’ (CT-04) bill, HR 3634, the Securing Electronic Records for Veteran’s Ease, or SERVE, Act.

October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today testified in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on HR 3634, his Securing Electronic Records for Veterans’ Ease, or SERVE, Act.

September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the need for immediate federal assistance for Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria: