Himes, Smith Introduce Legislation to Initiate Trade Agreement Negotiations with the UK
Washington, D.C. – Today, Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Undertaking Negotiations on Investment and Trade for Economic Dynamism (UNITED) Act, a bill to authorize the administration, in consultation with Congress, to negotiate and enter into a comprehensive trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
Himes Announces $3.7 Million CDFI Equitable Recovery Award to Expand Affordable Housing
BRIDGEPORT, CT—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Stamford’s Housing Development Fund will receive $3,718,258 in funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) fund. This grant is awarded through the Equitable Recovery Program (ERP), intended to help vulnerable areas recover from COVID-19.
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Investigation into Russian Beheadings of Ukrainian Prisoners
Washington, DC—Congressmen Jim Himes (D-CT), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), and Brad R. Wenstrup (R-OH) led a bipartisan group of 31 lawmakers in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, calling for an investigation into two videos of Russian soldiers allegedly beheading Ukrainian Prisoners of War.
Himes Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Call for Focus on Spyware at Upcoming Summit for Democracy
Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and a bipartisan group of 13 lawmakers, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to address spyware as a substantial national security threat during the second Summit for Democracy on March 29th – 30th.
Himes Announces $125,000 in Federal Grants for the Arts in Southwest Connecticut
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today announced $125,000 in federal grants to support arts and culture in Southwest Connecticut. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded the grants through their Grants for Arts Projects and Challenge America programs.
Himes to Host Children’s Learning Centers CEO at State of the Union Address
Congressman Jim Himes will welcome Children’s Learning Centers CEO Marc Jaffe as his guest to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7th. Founded in 1902, Fairfield County-based Children’s Learning Centers is the second largest early childhood education provider in the state, and the largest food provider to young children in Southwest Connecticut.
Himes Appointed Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) was named Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Committee oversees the nation's intelligence agencies and activities, including components of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Energy. Rep. Himes has served on the committee since his appointment by former Speaker Pelosi in 2013.