House Passes National Defense Authorization Act with Himes Support
Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The NDAA funds defense and related programs and is one of the largest pieces of legislation that Congress passes each year. This year, the bill includes $847.3 billion in discretionary spending for our national defense.
Himes Leads Bipartisan Delegation to Ukraine
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) yesterday returned from leading a bipartisan delegation of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Members and staff to the country of Ukraine. He was joined by Ranking Member Mike Turner (R-OH) and Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
Himes Statement on Illegitimate Annexation of Ukrainian Territory
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), released the following statement on Putin’s announcement that Russia will annex the Ukrainian territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia following the recent illegitimate and unlawful referendums.
House Intelligence Committee Members Call for Action On Foreign Commercial Spyware Risks to Americans
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with a bipartisan group of 14 colleagues on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo urging them to take critical steps to address the growing national security threat to U.S. citizens and residents posed by foreign commercial spyware.
Himes, House Pass Inflation Reduction Act
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed the House by a vote of 220-207. This comprehensive legislation will offer relief to each of my constituents in Southwest Connecticut-- from the grandfather who can now afford his insulin to the newborn who has a chance to grow old in a safer, greener future.
Himes Statement on Passage of Assault Weapons Ban
House Passes CHIPS and Science Act with Himes Support
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted in the House of Representatives for the CHIPS Act of 2022. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 243-187. By increasing domestic production of semiconductor chips and investing in science and technology, the CHIPS and Science Act will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, alleviate supply chain issues, strengthen our national security, lower costs, and reestablish American leadership in research and development.