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Himes Backs ‘Fast Track’ Trade Authority

Rep. Jim Himes has announced his support for legislation giving President Barack Obama authority to negotiate trade agreements approved or rejected by Congress without amendments.


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114th Congress Convenes

The 114th Congress convenes in Washington Tuesday,


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Progressive Dems Oppose Himes For Leadership Post

By STEPHEN SINGER,   Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Fresh off his election to a fourth term, Rep. Jim Himes faced opposition from liberals in his own party who lobbied against the former Goldman Sachs […]


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Connecticut’s Elected Officials React To Capitol Compromise

A number of Connecticut’s elected officials issued statements on the Congressional compromise on the debt ceiling and government shutdown.


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Cong. Himes On The Compromise

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan deal to open the government and raise the debt limit. “I’m pleased that we have averted a default on the United States’ obligations and […]


Rep. Himes On Marriage Equality Decision

“I am extremely pleased that the Supreme Court sided with equality and fairness by overturning the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing the Prop 8 case. Today, the Supreme Court righted a grievous historical […]


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Officials React To Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

National and state officials responded Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights legislation. See the statements some of them issued.


Congressman Himes Reaction To Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today regarding the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Their ruling guts a key […]


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Connecticut Reactions To The Senate Vote

After the Senate voted against advancing gun-control legislation, elected leaders and Newtown families reacted with disappointment.


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Congressman Himes On Senate Vote

“I am outraged that the Senate failed to pass this commonsense legislation. With more than 90% of Americans supporting background checks, it is simply unfathomable that this obvious legislation did not garner the needed votes […]