Representative James 'Jim' Himes's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 4, Democratic
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Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Veterans 4/30/15 Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Pediatric Stroke Awareness Resolution 4/16/15 Himes, Royce Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve HHT Diagnosis and Treatment 3/26/15 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 9/11/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community 9/08/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies 8/13/14 Himes Highlights Importance of Community Health Centers 7/25/14 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 6/30/14 Himes Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on "Hobby Lobby' Contraception Case 6/27/14 Himes Recognizes National HIV Testing Day 6/19/14 Letter to Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, Senator Durbin and Senator Cornyn - Confirmation of Linda Shwartz to the VA 6/09/14 Himes Statement on Audit Results for Connecticut VA Medical Facilities 5/29/14 Himes Calls for Secretary Shinseki to Step Down 5/23/14 Connecticut Delegation Seeks Audit Results for Connecticut VA Medical Facilities 5/23/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Affairs Concerns 4/17/14 Newsletter: Budgets 4/04/14 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health 3/31/14 Blog: This Week in Congress: March 31, 2014 3/27/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan 3/23/14 The Stamford Times - Rep. Himes Addresses Questions in Town Hall Meeting 3/04/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Approve Treatments for Rare Diseases 2/03/14 Blog: This Week in Congress: February 3, 2014 1/10/14 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic 1/06/14 Blog: This Week in Congress: January 6, 2014 1/06/14 Stamford Advocate - Himes advocates funding for AIDS cure 12/19/13 Greenwich Post - Himes talks tough issues with seniors 12/02/13 Himes, Lee Introduce Cure for AIDS Act 12/01/13 The Weston Forum - Rule change increases mental health parity 11/22/13 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 11/19/13 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Transparency from Insurers 11/08/13 Himes Announces New Rule Requiring Parity for Mental Health Services 8/22/13 E-Newsletter: Affordable Health Insurance 8/14/13 Eligible Families to Receive Average $5,548 in Instant Tax Credits for Health Insurance 8/08/13 Get the Facts: New Insurance Exchanges Mean More Competition, Lower Prices, and Tax Breaks to Help Families Pay for Insurance 5/28/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog 5/23/13 Himes Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Bridgeport for Lead Removal 9/27/12 Blog: Federal Grant Will Fund Dental Hygiene Scholarships at UB 6/26/12 Himes Announces $525,000 Grant for Norwalk Community Health Center 4/27/12 Himes Calls on GOP to Lower Student Loan Rates, Stop Partisan Games 4/02/12 Blog: National Autism Awareness Month 3/21/12 Health Care Reform: Two Years Later 3/16/12 Connecticut Ranked #1 For Women 3/14/12 The Hour - Himes Talks Business in SoNo 11/01/11 Letter to Speaker Boehner 8/10/11 Himes Celebrates National Health Center Week with Southwest Community Health Center 8/05/11 CT Lawmakers: Seniors Continue to See Benefits from Affordable Care Act: HHS Report Shows More Seniors Saving on Prescriptions, Taking Advantage of Free Screenings 6/30/11 On 45th Anniversary of the Program, Himes Continues to Protect Medicare