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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 11, 2014

Himes Statement on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s plan to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists. Today, Himes and all of his fellow House members received a classified...

Sep 11, 2014

Himes Rejects Partisan Plan to Undermine Health Insurance Consumer Protections

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted against the House Republican majority’s bill that would repeal consumer protections in some employer health plans, marking the GOP’s 53rd attempt to undermine, roll back, or repeal the...

Sep 4, 2014

Himes Gathers Constituent Ideas, Feedback During 17 Towns in 17 Days Tour

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) thanked constituents from each of the Fourth District’s communities for the valuable input he received on job creation, the economy, and maintaining Southwest Connecticut’s excellent quality of life....

Sep 3, 2014

Himes Highlights New Business, Job Creation at Oxford Airport Development Zone

OXFORD, CT - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) visited the Waterbury-Oxford Airport Development Zone this morning to highlight efforts to attract manufacturing and high-tech companies to the region. The Connecticut Airport Authority recently approved the...

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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.