Our Constitution enshrines the core American value that all people should be treated equally. Since coming to Congress, I have worked to extend equal rights to every citizen.
Voting is a defining act of American citizenship, and we need to do more to ensure everyone can exercise that fundamental right. Click here to read more…
As a member of the Congressional Equality Caucus, I am immensely proud of the progress we have made towards ensuring equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, but there is still much work to be done. Click here to read more…
Equal Rights for Women
I’m committed to a future where all women are given the same opportunities and treated with the same amount of respect as men. Click here to read more…
Criminal Justice Reform
Our prisons are bursting at the seams and millions of Americans are serving long sentences for non-violent offenses. Through smart reform we can improve the system to make it more just. Click here to read more…
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WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement today on the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act:
Our Constitution enshrines the core American value that all people are equal before the law. Since coming to Congress, I have worked to extend equal rights to every citizen.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement in response to President Trump's vile equivocation yesterday on the violence in Charlottesville:
"White supremacy in any form has no place in our society, our politics or our civil discourse. It takes surpassing ignorance, total moral bankruptcy and a pathetic sense of entitlement to have marched with the KKK and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Period, full stop, and I am shocked I need to say so, much less to the President of the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the Republican Senate healthcare proposal:
WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program:
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive orders halting immigration and refugee admittance into the United States:
“I am outraged at Donald Trump's inhumane Executive Order banning refugees and immigrants from across the globe. It undermines the United States' national security and our moral authority while causing even more suffering for those fleeing war-torn regions or oppressive regimes.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on his decision to attend the inauguration on January 20th:
Like most voting Americans, I am gravely concerned with the coming Trump Presidency. Donald Trump has not shown the temperament, integrity or wisdom necessary to run a small town. But, because of the constitutional process by which we choose our President, he will legally assume that office on Friday.
Congressman Jim Himes joined with 167 other Democrats to send a letter to President-elect Donald Trump calling on him him to rescind the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist. You can also download the letter below:
Dear President-elect Trump:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) made the following statement about his vote for the continuing resolution last night and the House passage of aid for Flint Michigan:
Last night, I voted for a continuing resolution to keep the federal government from shutting down at the end of September and funding our fight against Zika. While the bill itself was good, we shouldn’t be in the position of passing last-minute legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) made the following statement about last night’s sniper attacks that took the lives of five Dallas police officers last night and wounded seven others: