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This Week in Congress: July 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider at least 24 bills, ranging from muscular dystrophy research to sanctions on North Korea.   Legislation under consideration this week includes: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 935): This bill amends...

This Week in Congress: July 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider 28 bills, ranging from a series of bills targeting human trafficking to some designed to improve the student loan program. Legislation under consideration this week includes: STELA Reauthorization Act, as...

This Week in Congress: July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

  This week, the House is expected to consider at least 14 bills, ranging from expanding grants for STEM education to naming post offices. Legislation under consideration this week includes: The STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031): This bill expands the...

This Week in Congress: July 7, 2014

Jul 7, 2014

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528): This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that veterinarians are not required to have separate registrations to dispense controlled substances outside of their principal place of business...

This Week in Congress: June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

This week, the House is expected to consider 17 bills, ranging from autism research and care to intelligence programs.   Legislation under consideration this week includes: Reliable Home Heating Act (S. 2086): This bill authorizes state governors to...

Sep 29, 2015

Himes calls for Syrian peace talks in letter to Obama

Joined by 54 other members in effort to end war, refugee crisis

Sep 22, 2015

Statement of Congressman Jim Himes on US-China cyber talks

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the cyber talks between the US and China: “It is good to see the United States and China in serious discussions about establishing rules of engagement in the cyber world. While the...

Sep 16, 2015

Himes: Don’t cut life-saving prevention, screening & contraception funding

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced an amendment that would alter the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 so that no funds could be stripped from the women’s health organization if a study by the Department of Health and...

Sep 14, 2015

Himes to bring von Arx as guest for Papal visit

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced that Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. will be his guest to Pope Francis’s address to Congress on September 24th. “I’ve worked with the Reverend von Arx for many...

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Seventeen streams or rivers flow into Long Island Sound along the coast of Connecticut's fourth district. They run through a portion of the massive Long Island Sound watershed, which covers all of Connecticut and parts of five other states.