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Himes Creates Two Paid Summer Internships to Support Students with Financial Need

April 16, 2021 Press Release
Applications Accepted Until April 30th

Bridgeport, CT— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the creation of two summer internships that provide stipends for students who have demonstrated financial need.  The Kevin J.

Himes Calls for Stronger Cyber Response from Biden Administration

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on newly announced sanctions on Russian entities and individuals:

Rep. Jim Himes Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on President Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021.  

Congressman Jim Himes announces opening of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

April 8, 2021 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program will begin accepting applications today, Thursday, April 8th. SVOG allocates $16 billion for local theaters and entertainment venues to cover expenses including payroll, rent, utilities.

Statement on the Death of United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans

April 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, we as a Capitol Hill community and a nation mourn the loss of United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans. All of our thoughts are with his family and loved ones in the face of this terrible tragedy.

Himes Announces Two Finalists For Institute Of Museum And Library Services’ National Medal

April 2, 2021 Press Release

Norwalk, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Ferguson Library in Stamford have been named as finalists for Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  

Himes Announces Federal Grant For Stem Programs At Sacred Heart University

April 1, 2021 Press Release

Fairfield, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) joined Sacred Heart University faculty and staff to announce that the university will receive $1,449,251 from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of graduates who will teach STEM in priority-needs school.

Congressman Himes joins Americares CEO and President at the Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic of Bridgeport to announce C.D.C. Vaccine Hesitancy

March 25, 2021 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Congressman Jim Himes joined Americares President and CEO Christine Squires yesterday to announce a $2.6 million grant awarded to Americares from the U.S.

Rep. Himes Chairs Hearing on Dismantling the Business of Human Trafficking

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing by the National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services entitled “Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System Can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking.”

Himes Announces Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield receives $20,000 from National Endowments for the Arts

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield received a $20,000 Arts Projects grant from the National Endowments for the Arts, funding the production costs for their exhibit “52 Women Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone.”