CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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House Passes Himes' Resolution Commending Effort to Capture Times Square Terrorist Suspect

May 4, 2010
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The United States House today unanimously passed a resolution authored by Congressmen Jim Himes (CT-4), Mike McMahon (NY-13), and John Hall (NY-19) commending the effort to find and capture the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square this past Saturday.  H. Res. 1320 specifically mentions the “Bridgeport Police Department, Detective Bureau, Patrol Division, and other law enforcement agencies in Connecticut.”

In his floor statement supporting the resolution, Himes highlighted Fairfield County’s unique security concerns and praised the vigilance and quick action of the citizens and law enforcement officials who responded to the incident:

“…Without this adept interagency communication, this event could have escalated into a far more serious and dangerous incident…”

 

“To my constituents, I know that the discovery that the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt has been living in Fairfield County is a jarring reminder that, due to our proximity to New York City, we face special and uncertain security concerns.

“Our community was uniquely impacted by 9/11, and this incident is a timely reminder that we must remain sensitive and alert to our unique vulnerability.”

 

“I want to specifically recognize the Bridgeport Police Department, including Captain James Viadero and members of the Detective Bureau, as well as the Bridgeport Police Department's Patrol Division and members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, supervised by Sergeant Juan Gonzalez, Jr. for their role in the events of the last few days.”

Click here for a video of Himes’ full floor statement on the resolution.

Below a draft of the resolution. (The final version is not available from House Legislative Counsel.)