Jim (Jim) Himes (D-04)

US Representative Jim Himes

Jim (Jim) Himes (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.5541
FAX: 202.225.9629
District: 203.353.9400
Room 2137 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0704
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
Residence:Greenwich, CT

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairAlbanian Issues Caucus
RM MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Co-ChairCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberNortheast Rail Caucus
FC MemberNortheast Water, Air, and Waste Management Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
Co-ChairCongressional Argentina Caucus
FC MemberTransatlantic Friends of Israel Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberTax Equity Caucus
FC MemberSpending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberKurdish-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bourbon Caucus
FC MemberGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberFood Allergy Research Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Poland
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Jim Himes represents Connecticut's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his eighth term. He serves as Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and on the House Financial Services Committee. Jim grew up as the child of a single working mom in a small town. As a member of Congress, Jim works hard to provide all American children the same opportunities he had to succeed- access to a first-rate public school, affordable and effective health care, a decent and safe home, and a supportive community. Born in Lima, Peru in 1966 to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. As an American abroad, Jim grew up fluent in both Spanish and English and was raised with an awareness of the unique position of the United States in the world. At the age of ten, Jim moved with his mother and sisters to the United States. Jim graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and then attended Harvard University. After completing his undergraduate work, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador. Prior to his service in Congress, Jim ran the New York City branch of The Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of urban poverty. Jim's team led the way in financing the construction of thousands of affordable housing units in the greater New York metropolitan region, often using new green technologies to achieve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs. Jim's experience at Enterprise spurred his involvement in politics. Putting his expertise in affordable housing to work, Jim served as a Commissioner of the Greenwich Housing Authority, ultimately chairing the board and leading it through a much-needed program of reforms. Jim went on to become an elected member of his town's finance board, setting tax and budget policy for Greenwich. Jim has also served as Chair of his local Democratic Town Committee, organizing others in the community to become more active in the political process. Jim began his professional career at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he worked his way up to Vice President over the course of a 12-year career. There he worked extensively in Latin America and headed the bank's telecommunications technology group. Jim lives in Greenwich with his wife Mary (and not frequent enough visits from his daughters Emma and Linley).

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Mary Scott   DOB: 7/5/1966
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