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Recently I was appointed Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence by Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries. I am honored and grateful for the trust Leader Jeffries has placed in me to lead the critically important work of protecting our country and overseeing the Intelligence Community. In an interview with the Associated Press, I discussed […]

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Jim Himes: I was in the House chamber when the rioters stormed the Capitol. Democracy is still under attack.

huddled in a corner of the House of Representatives behind Capitol Police officers with their weapons pointed at the crumbling door to the chamber. We could hear the shouted obscenities and the mayhem beyond. We had heard the gunshot which killed an assailant.

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Not since FDR’s New Deal

It’s hard to imagine this time last year newspaper headlines were about Donald Trump’s refusal to concede in the 2020 election and his plans to overturn the results.   One year later, under President Biden’s leadership, we have passed the historic Build Back Better bill in the House. It now goes onto the Senate. This is the

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This is a BIG deal. ✅

On Monday, President Biden made history when he signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This landmark legislation will invest $1 trillion in our country’s future. With this historic investment we will improve our roads, bridges and railway systems, create good paying jobs, increase broadband coverage, strengthen community resiliency to respond –

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It’s infrastructure month

Starting today, Child Tax Credit monthly payments will begin hitting bank accounts for millions of families across America and over 100,000 families in my district in Southwest Connecticut, thanks to the expansion in the American Rescue Plan. This tax credit for families will deliver much-needed support to pay for childcare, food on the table, bills and more.

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Cutting child poverty in half

Starting today, Child Tax Credit monthly payments will begin hitting bank accounts for millions of families across America and over 100,000 families in my district in Southwest Connecticut, thanks to the expansion in the American Rescue Plan. This tax credit for families will deliver much-needed support to pay for childcare, food on the table, bills and more.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will lead hearings on wealth gap illustrated in Greenwich-Bridgeport divide

Weeks after President Biden unveiled a set of proposals to close what the White House called a “racial wealth gap” in the United States, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was named to lead a Congressional panel that will address earnings disparities across demographic groups and geographic pockets.

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