Washington, DC— Last night, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted to pass the appropriations package to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022. The bill is a result of compromise with the Senate and will be signed into law by President Biden later this week. In a victory for Southwest Connecticut, the bill contains close to $12.4 million for ten projects championed by Himes in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.

“These projects will improve the lives of Connecticut families,” said Himes.  “We’re building safer and healthier communities, modernizing schools and training programs, supporting parents, protecting victims of sexual and domestic violence, and maintaining our waterways and natural spaces. This is a big win for our neighbors and towns.”

The ten projects Himes secured funding for are:

  • Center for Family Justice -- $865,000 for physical site improvements and security upgrades to a shelter offering safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence
  • Charter Oak -- $450,000 for the final phase of revitalization of the Lawnhill Terrace affordable housing complex
  • City of Bridgeport -- $2,187, 628 to provide security fencing and other development around Sikorsky Memorial Airport
  • City of Norwalk -- $1,400,000 for sidewalks and pedestrian improvement on West Rocks Road and France Street
  • City of Stamford -- $2,000,000 for sidewalk and pedestrian infrastructure improvements around schools and bus stops.
  • East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone -- $1,000,000 to support construction of a hydroponic farm and community outreach center offering nutrition, workforce development, and community support services.
  • Housatonic Community College -- $1,000,000 for the expansion of the advanced manufacturing training program
  • Save the Sound -- $475,000 for removal of the Dana Dam and subsequent ecological monitoring
  • Town of Monroe -- $200,000 to update, improve and replace STEM computer labs and PCs for K-12 students
  • Town of Westport -- $2,810,000 to support the dredging of the Saugatuck River

The package the House passed contains $782 billion in defense spending and $730 billion in non-defense spending in addition to $13.6 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian.

For more information, contact Patrick Malone at Patrick.malone@mail.house.gov