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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…

Meeks, Smith, Himes Issue Joint Statement Opposing the Partisan Republican Israeli Supplemental

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Washington, DC– Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; and Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following joint statement opposing the partisan Republican proposal to provide…

Himes Statement on ODNI Report Regarding Chinese Support to Russia

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Washington, DC — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released an unclassified assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on the support provided by the People’s Republic of China to Russia in their war against Ukraine. The report was mandated by the FY2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was authored by the House Intelligence…