Economy and Jobs
We have made dramatic progress recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, but there are too many people, across America and here in Connecticut, who have been left behind. Click here to read more…
If I hear one consistent message from local businesses about how we can help them expand and create more jobs, it is that we must improve our infrastructure. Click here to read more…
The nation that best educates its children will ultimately be the nation that out-innovates and out-competes the rest of the world. Click here to read more…
Innovation and education go hand in hand. As we prepare people for the jobs of the future, we must also invest in the technologies and infrastructure that will bring those jobs to life. Click here to read more…
The tax code now is unwieldy, archaic, and almost impossible for the average person to negotiate. I am in favor of instituting tax reform for both businesses and individuals with simplification and competitiveness as the guiding principles. Click here to read more…
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BRIDGEPORT, CT— This week, the United States International Trade Commission overturned tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The tariffs, some of which were as high as 20 percent, drove up costs for newspapers across the country, especially affecting smaller and local papers without the budget cushion to absorb such a massive increase. The Commission found that imports of Canadian newsprint did not actually harm American producers.
How to Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance
If you suffered property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Maria, you are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance. Help may be available for uninsured or underinsured damages and if insurance claims are not promptly settled.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes, Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Himes highlighted Democrats’ fight to expand economic opportunity to all hard-working American families with ‘A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.’
We have made dramatic progress recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, but there are too many people, across America and here in Connecticut, who have been left behind. As the cost of living continues to rise and wages don’t keep up, it’s becoming harder and harder for Americans to afford the middle-class life that their parents had. Homeownership, a good job, and opportunities for our kids are the bedrock of the American dream. I’m committed to supporting the policies necessary to make that dream achievable once more.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from teh Paris Climate Agreement:
"Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a terrible decision that leads us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Without a coordinated global effort to combat climate change, the future looks bleak.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on his vote against tax extenders:
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) testified in front of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and other Members in the Make it in America hearing on a panel focused on skills training for the future.
Click here to see Congressman Himes’ testimony.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced federal grants impacting areas in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.
The EPA’s Brownfields program works with states and localities by providing funds to help clean up properties that may be contaminated by hazardous substances or pollutants. In this round of funding, the EPA is distributing $600,000 to areas in the 4th district.
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement regarding the fifth anniversary of the American financial collapse:
“Five years ago this week, we watched as a troubling recession gave way to a full-blown economic crisis. While we have not fully recovered all the lost jobs, pensions, homes, and livelihoods, we have enacted protections to help ensure we never face such devastation ever again. It is now time for those laws to become regulation and for us to move forward with the next step--reforming our nation's housing finance system."