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The U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009.
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ENG: James A. "Jim" Himes (born July 5, 1966) is an American businessman and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district incorporates portions of Fairfield and New Haven counties in southwestern Connecticut, including the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Early life and education Himes was born July 5, 1966 in Lima, Peru, to American parents, where his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. He spent his early childhood in Lima and Bogotá, Colombia. After the divorce of his parents, Himes, his mother, and his two sisters moved to Pennington, New Jersey, where Himes attended and graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School. In 1984, Himes attended Harvard University ...
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Himes writes letter in support of Glenbrook post office

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, is calling on the U.S. Postal Service to consider the impact of a proposal to close the Glenbrook post office on local residents and employees who may lose theirjobs. In a letter to Ed Phelan, district manager for the USPS in Hartford, Himes said he understands the need for the postal service to reduce costs, but wants to ensure residents within his district have convenient access to post officeservices. "Local residents have used the Glenbrook branch for years, sometimes decades, to mail letters and packages, purchase money orders and buy stamps," Himes ...

Himes talks economy, debt reduction

The country is at great risk for a double-dip recession, but that doesn't mean the government should make haphazard spending cuts, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, told a small group of local business peopleTuesday. "There are people, often on the other side of the aisle from me, who say, at all costs, cut," Himes said. "Scale back teachers, scale back government spending, scale back defense, you name it. Yes, we need to do that. But you do it too much, too fast, and you're going to do exactly what this nation did in '37 and bounce back into a double-dip." Himes addressed members of the ...

Himes to Check On Irene's Flood Damage in Westport

Representatives from the Small Business Administration will join Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) in Westport Friday afternoon to answer any questions and ensure business owners have all the necessary information to apply for federal disaster assistance to help repair and, in some cases, rebuild their businesses. In addition, Himes will hold two public informationmeetings in Bridgeport and Stamfordto help connect homeowners, renters, business owners, and nonprofits with the federal assistance available to mitigate damages suffered as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. ... By Chris ...

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Himes Statement on 16th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001: “16 years ago today, we witnessed the worst mankind has to offer as the World Trade Center, Pentagon and our very sense of security were attacked. “This tragedy also drew out the best of mankind, however, in the selfless first responders who ran into the fire, in the young men and women who answered their country’s call to service and in the friends, neighbors and strangers who came together to support one another. Today, I see that same capacity for remarkable love and sacrifice in Houston and Florida.  “We in Southern Connecticut suffered terrible losses on 9/11. I will always try to honor the memory of those we lost by concentrating on the generosity of spirit that is the core American value.”
Himes celebrates VAWA Anniversary
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: “Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), signed into law on September 13, 1994 by President Bill Clinton. Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking are fundamentally corrosive and destructive, and for too long our country did not do enough to deter these crimes. VAWA helped coordinate the resources of local, state and federal agencies to prevent and address domestic violence, while providing victims with critical services. According to the Department of Justice, domestic violence has dropped by more than half since the law was enacted. “Although Congress was divided in 1994, as it is today, Democrats and Republicans came together to pass VAWA because it was the right thing to do. We have the same opportunity today to cut through the bipartisan mire and pass groundbreaking,
Himes condemns Trump ending DACA
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Against the advice of American business leaders, Republican leadership, the opinions of the American public, and the crystal clear calls of conscience, President Trump today ended the DACA program. Of all of the President's regular dalliances with mindlessness and heartlessness, this will do the most damage to hundreds of thousands of young lives and to our economy.  “The President pardons Sherriff Joe Arpaio, a national shame, while casting out Dreamers who wish to succeed as Americans. This is now a moment of truth for the Congress and its Republican leadership. It must act to right this wrong or give up any claim to moral standing or economic wisdom.”
Himes Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers from Credit Data Breach
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today released the Credit Information Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 3766, in response to a major data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of Americans to potential hackers, identity theft, and credit problems. “After the recent breach, millions of people are rightly concerned about having so much of their personal information exposed,” said Himes. “One of the first and most important steps that individuals can take to protect themselves is freezing access to their credit information until they can work with credit reporting agencies to determine their exposure. But, I strongly believe that when a breach occurs it’s not right for the victims to bear the burden of paying for freezes and it is completely unacceptable for a company to profit from the fee charged to freeze files after such a vast security failure. In fact, I hope that Equifax steps up and covers the fees necessary to institute a

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