Himes chairs technology subcommittee


Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) today was named chair of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This subcommittee oversees the development and implementation of emerging and advanced technologies used in intelligence collection and national security. This includes cyber security, overhead systems, artificial intelligence/machine learning and computing, as well as data and … read more

Congressman Jim Himes wins re-election

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes has won re-election to the U.S. House in Connecticut’s fourth congressional district. The Democratic incumbent edged out Republican challenged Harry Arora, with his victory being announced shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Election Day. Himes won three of Ridgefield’s four voting district, defeating Arora 4,761 to 3,404 votes. He has received the second most votes of any candidate … read more

RHS mock election: Lamont edges Stefanowski by one vote

Ridgefield High School welcomed four candidates running for public office to its annual election assembly Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congressman Jim Himes (D) and Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher (R) as well as their respective challengers, Harry Arora (R) and Will Haskell (D), participated in a candidates’ forum developed for the senior class by the high school’s government and politics teachers. Encouraging … read more

Arora and Himes clash in debate


Election security, gun violence, health care, immigration, climate change, and partisan politics were the topics addressed during a debate between candidates vying to represent Connecticut’s Fourth District in Congress: Democratic incumbent Jim Himes and Republican challenger Harry Arora. The debate, attended by about 400 people, took place Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, at the Clune Center in Wilton. Despite exhortations not … read more

Himes reintroduces three education bills

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) reintroduced three bills on Thursday designed to help students in Connecticut and across the nation. The Supporting Early Learning Act expands on investments by the Obama administration into early education by establishing the Early Learning Challenge Fund. It would support states in building and strengthening high-quality early learning and development programs. The bill authorizes $350 million … read more

Himes introduces bill to protect consumers from credit data breach

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) on Thursday introduced the Credit Information Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 3766, in response to a major data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of Americans to potential hackers, identity theft, and credit problems. “After the recent breach, millions of people are rightly concerned about having so much of their … read more

Letter: Ridgefield sees persistent demonstrations of intolerance

To the Editor: Are we really the safest city in Connecticut (Safewise.com)? Does it matter that haters desecrate Ballard Park’s playground with racist, fascist and anti-Semitic graffiti? What about that Jewish family’s car sprayed with a swastika in their Ridgefield driveway? Remember that cross burned on the lawn of that famous black comedian’s newly-purchased home? Like the rest of America, … read more

WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Gino “Jinx” Baldaserini, a World War II veteran and Ridgefield resident, recently celebrated his 100th birthday.   At the celebration, Congressman Jim Himes — who represents Ridgefield and Connecticut’s Fourth District — presented an American flag to the former soldier. The flag had been flown over the United States Capitol to commemorate the occasion. Himes went on to thank Baldaserini … read more

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