Jim Himes, U.S. Representative for Connecticut

Jim Himes

U.S. Representative for Connecticut

James Andrew Himes was born in July 1966 to American parents in Lima, Peru, and later moved to Princeton, New Jersey. He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and was a Rhodes scholar at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, earning a Master of Philosophy in Latin American studies. He worked in the investment banking field. 

He was appointed commissioner of the Greenwich Housing Authority, serving two years as chairman, and engaged in civic activities there. He was elected as a member of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation. 

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2009. 

Himes is married to Mary Liney Scott, and they have two daughters. He is a Presbyterian. 

In the News…

Congress is pursuing a probe into the leak of highly-classified documents from the Department of Defense.

Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said, “Our job is oversight, and you can bet we’re going to be doing it. This is a system and a process which obviously failed in a very substantial way, and that’s where the Congress comes in.” 

Congressman Himes asked, regarding the member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard who has been arraigned in Boston, “How was he able to remove them from a secure facility? This wasn’t exactly advanced tradecraft. These apparently were documents that were folded up, stuck into a pocket, photographed, and that raises all sorts of questions.” 

He added, “This is apparently allegedly a 21-year-old kid, Air National Guardsman who was trying to impress his friends. This is not exactly Beijing and Russia’s best cyber operators doing here. And so, clearly, there’s an awful lot of work, a lot of congressional oversight work we need to do to fix these systems that are constantly allowing or at least regularly allowing our secrets to get out into the wild.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Himes today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jim Himes 
Representative for Connecticut 
2137 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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