CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Himes Named to Housing and Capital Markets Subcommittees

January 26, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—A former executive for an affordable housing nonprofit organization and investment banker, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will serve on the Housing & Community Opportunity and Capital Markets, Insurance, & Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittees of the House Committee on Financial Services. Congressman Himes will lend his practical expertise to help ensure solutions that serve the best interests of Connecticut families and businesses.

“As we grapple with the most challenging economic times in a generation, we need to find solutions that protect taxpayers and ensure businesses succeed,” said Congressman Himes. “I will go to work every day with the best interests of Connecticut families—and their homes and jobs—at the top of my agenda.”

Congressman Himes most recently led the New York office of Enterprise Foundation, a nonprofit institution that combines the resources of private, public, and community organizations to address complex issues of urban poverty. Mr. Himes’ team, working closely with now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, led the way in financing the construction of thousands of affordable housing units in the greater New York metropolitan region, often using new green technologies to achieve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs. Mr. Himes began his professional career at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he worked his way up to Vice President over the course of a 12-year career. There he co-headed the telecommunications technology group and worked extensively in Latin America.

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Congressman Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District, which includes the communities of Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield,  Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull,  Weston, Westport, and Wilton.