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Jim Himes' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 4, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
Date Title
July 20, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Himes, Esty Announce $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Protect Naugatuck Valley Families from Lead Poisoning
June 22, 2016 Letter to Senate and House Conferees - Murphy Renews Push For Full Emergency Zika Funding As Florida Surpasses 200 Cases
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluate Risks of Powerful Herbicide Before Reapproved
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Women
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Veterans
Dec. 30, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Applaud over $206,000 in Pool Safety Grants for Bridgeport and Stamford
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Sept. 16, 2015 Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million to Expand & Improve Primary Care Services at Connecticut Community Health Centers
Sept. 2, 2015 Delegation Announces $375,000 To Train Teachers & Adults In Youth Mental Health First Aid
Aug. 27, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $9 Million in Grants to Protect CT Families, Children from Lead Poisoning
Aug. 11, 2015 CT Delegation Applauds Nearly $3.7 Million Healthcare Award For CT Community Health Centers
April 30, 2015 Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Pediatric Stroke Awareness Resolution
April 16, 2015 Himes, Royce Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve HHT Diagnosis and Treatment
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Health Care
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies
Aug. 13, 2014 Himes Highlights Importance of Community Health Centers
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
June 30, 2014 Himes Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on "Hobby Lobby' Contraception Case
June 27, 2014 Himes Recognizes National HIV Testing Day
June 19, 2014 Letter to Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, Senator Durbin and Senator Cornyn - Confirmation of Linda Shwartz to the VA
June 9, 2014 Himes Statement on Audit Results for Connecticut VA Medical Facilities
May 29, 2014 Himes Calls for Secretary Shinseki to Step Down
May 23, 2014 Connecticut Delegation Seeks Audit Results for Connecticut VA Medical Facilities
May 23, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Affairs Concerns
April 17, 2014 Newsletter: Budgets
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
March 31, 2014 Blog: This Week in Congress: March 31, 2014
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 23, 2014 The Stamford Times - Rep. Himes Addresses Questions in Town Hall Meeting
March 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Approve Treatments for Rare Diseases
Feb. 3, 2014 Blog: This Week in Congress: February 3, 2014
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Jan. 6, 2014 Stamford Advocate - Himes advocates funding for AIDS cure
Jan. 6, 2014 Blog: This Week in Congress: January 6, 2014
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Health Care
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Dec. 19, 2013 Greenwich Post - Himes talks tough issues with seniors
Dec. 2, 2013 Himes, Lee Introduce Cure for AIDS Act
Dec. 1, 2013 The Weston Forum - Rule change increases mental health parity
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Transparency from Insurers
Nov. 8, 2013 Himes Announces New Rule Requiring Parity for Mental Health Services
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