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 1/22/15 Himes Fights to Protect Women's Access to Reproductive Care 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 11/08/13 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 3/14/12 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 1/06/11 Promoting the General Welfare 12/22/10 Himes Statement on 9/11 Health and Compensation Act 12/22/10 Pass the 9/11 Health Benefits Bill 9/22/10 Himes Announces Key Health Reforms to Take Effect Tomorrow