WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to today’s Race to the Top education funding announcement.

“As expected, Connecticut did not receive funding in the first round of Race to the Top. It is important that the legislature and governor enact the changes necessary to align Connecticut with the very clear requirements of the Race to the Top program. My office is available to assist with this matter in any way possible so that Connecticut can be competitive for the second round of funding.”