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Himes Foregoes Pay Increase, Calls for Sacrifice from CEOs

February 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today that he favors eliminating any pay increase for Members of Congress in the 2010 budget and that he will donate his 2009 increase to local charities.

Himes, New Dems Urge Strong Action On Economic Recovery Package

February 11, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jim Himes, co-chair of the Financial Services Task Force of the New Democrat Coalition, and his colleagues in the Coalition called for quick and decisive action on the economic recovery package.  The New Democrat Coalition is the largest coalition of centrist Democrats in the House.

Members of Conn. Delegation Request Briefing on Marine-1 Cost Over-runs

February 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, in a letter to Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter, requested a detailed report and briefing as soon as possible on the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.

Job Loss Numbers Highlight Importance of EITC

February 7, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) joined Mayor Bill Finch (Bridgeport) and community activists today to remind Bridgeport-area citizens of the need to submit their tax returns and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Himes to Serve on Homeland Security Committee

February 2, 2009 Press Release

STAMFORD—At a press conference today at L-1 Identity Solutions, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and company executives formally announced Himes’ position on the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Himes: Tax Cuts, Business Investment Incentives Key to Economic Recovery Bill

January 30, 2009 Press Release

GREENWICH, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (D, CT-4) met with Greenwich business leaders to discuss the tax cuts and long-term investment and job creation measures central to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which passed the U.S. House late yesterday afternoon.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan: What It Means for Connecticut

January 28, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, legislation that will create and save jobs while investing in the future of our nation.  This legislation comes at a challenging time for our nation’s economy.  In the last year alone, 2.6 million jobs were lost in the United States – the worst year in more than 60 years.

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.