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Ranking Member Himes Statement on Passage of the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act

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Washington, DC — House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888). “Today, the House took a major step forward for our country. The FISA reauthorization passed today is a strong, bipartisan bill to reform and reauthorize our most…

Turner and Himes Receive Publius Award for Bipartisanship from Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) received the Publius Award for leadership and bipartisanship in government from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC). “We are entering a period where the threats are extraordinary domestically and…

Ranking Member Himes Delivers Opening Statement at Committee Hearing on Worldwide Threats

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Washington, DC — House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) today delivered the following opening statement at the Committee’s annual hearing on worldwide threats: -Remarks as Delivered- Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and welcome to our distinguished panel – and in particular to General Haugh and General Kruse, who are joining today for the…

Himes Statement on Death of Alexei Navalny

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement regarding the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny: “Alexei Navalny was imprisoned and died in captivity because he refused to give up on a vision of a free and democratic Russia. He could have lived in exile but chose to…

Himes Statement on National Security Threat

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement: “The Intelligence Community reports on threats every day – that’s their job. The classified intelligence product that the House Intelligence Committee called to the attention of Members last night is a significant one, but it is not a…

Himes Statement on MAGA Republican Stonewalling of National Security Priorities

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement regarding the passage of a significant national security package through the Senate. The legislation passed with a bipartisan vote of 70-29. “After months of delay, a large bipartisan majority in the Senate has finally passed a critical…

Himes Statement on Special Counsel Hur Report

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on the report released by Special Counsel Hur: “The proper handling of classified information is of critical concern to the Intelligence Committee because failure to do so can threaten national security and sources and methods. Classified…

Himes to Vote No on Israel-Only Supplemental

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Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on his decision to vote in opposition to Speaker Johnson’s Israel-only supplemental: “For months, Speaker Johnson has demanded a combined national security and border reform package, delaying support for Ukraine, Israel, and our…

Turner and Himes: With Increased Terror Threat, We Need This Year’s Intelligence Authorization Act Now More Than Ever

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (IAA), which was attached to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The IAA authorizes…