WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, September 20, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will receive the 2012 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award from the Concord Coalition for his work on deficit reduction. The Concord Coalition, a non-partisan organization dedicated to reducing the national deficit, is recognizing Himes for his courage in voting for the bipartisan Cooper-LaTourette Budget, which was modeled after the deficit-reduction recommendations of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and which was the only budget to receive bipartisan support in the House.

Media are welcome at the event.

WHO: Congressman Jim Himes
The other “Brave 38” Members of Congress who voted for the Cooper-LaTourette Budget
The Concord Coalition

WHAT: Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award Ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, September 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC