Himes, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call on Administration to Work with U.N. Member States to Suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with 57 other Members of Congress, led a letter to the Biden Administration urging the U.S. to work with its allies to suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Himes Announces Three Nonprofit Arts Organizations will Receive $40,000 from The National Endowment for the Arts
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts will award $40,000 to three Southwest Connecticut nonprofit arts organizations. Games for Change will receive $20,000, Silvermine Arts Center will receive $10,000, and INTEMPO Organization will receive $10,000 in federal funding to support the organizations' arts participation and programming.
Himes Secures $1 Million for HCC Advanced Manufacturing
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced $1 million in funding from the Department of Education for Housatonic Community College (HCC). Congressman Himes joined Housatonic Community College CEO Dr. Dwayne Smith, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Terrence Cheng, and Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer Paul Lavoie. The funding will be used to expand HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing training program in the Greater Bridgeport and Lower Naugatuck Valley regions.
Warner, Himes Introduce Bill to Crackdown on International Money Laundering, Trafficking
Today, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced the Special Measures to Fight Modern Threats Act in the Senate and House. The bills would further empower the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the Treasury Department to enact special measures against international individuals or entities engaged in money laundering.
Bipartisan Group of Members Calls for Aircraft, Air-Defense Systems for Ukraine
Today, Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Chris Stewart (UT-02), Adam Schiff (CA,28), and Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement calling on the administration to work with NATO to provide Ukraine with aircraft and air-defense systems.
Huge Wins for Fourth District in Government Funding Bill
Last night, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted to pass the appropriations package to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022. The bill is a result of compromise with the Senate and will be signed into law by President Biden later this week. In a victory for Southwest Connecticut, the bill contains close to $12.4 million for ten projects championed by Himes in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.
Himes Statement on Biden Cryptocurrency Executive Order
Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to examine and report on U.S. policy around cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement:
Himes Leads Bipartisan Letter Calling for Planes to Ukraine
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Chris Stewart (UT-02), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Mike Turner (OH-10) and 44 other members, sent a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden calling on the administration to continue working with NATO allies to provide aircraft to the Ukrainian military.
Himes, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call on Administration to Address Ukraine Refugee Crisis
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) led a bipartisan letter to the Biden administration along with Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bill Johnson (OH-6), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), and 70 other members calling attention to the worsening refugee crisis in Ukraine.