CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Press Releases

Himes Supports Broadband Access Funding, Calls for More

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a spending package designed to fund large portions of the government for the next fiscal year. Included in the package was the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, which contained $61 billion in emergency spending to expand access to broadband for underserved communities.

House Passes Bills to Stabilize, Improve Childcare

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, The House of Representatives passed the Childcare is Essential Act and the Childcare for Economic Recovery Act. These bills are essential to providing immediate relief for suffering childcare centers and providing long-term stability to the industry.

House Passes Great American Outdoors Act

July 23, 2020 Press Release
Provides Opportunity for Public Land Acquisition in Connecticut

Washington, DC – Yesterday, The House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310-107.  This act fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.

House Passes NDAA with Himes Support

July 21, 2020 Press Release
Himes Oversight Amendment Included in Bill

Washington, DC – Today, The House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295-125. The bill funds defense and related programs and is one of the largest pieces of legislation that Congress passes each year.

Himes Announces $1,997,046 Federal Grant to The WorkPlace

July 10, 2020 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced The WorkPlace will receive a nearly $2 million Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The WorkPlace is a workforce development organization that has been serving Southwest Connecticut for over 36 years. 

SBA Releases PPP Data for Connecticut

July 7, 2020 Press Release
Fourth District Leads the Way in Jobs Saved, Businesses Helped

Bridgeport, CT – Today, the Small Business Administration announced 16,495 small businesses in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District received between $1.3-2.4 billion* in loan assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), supporting 140,916 jobs.

House Passes Essential Infrastructure Package with Himes Support

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 2, the Moving Forward Act. This bill will provide the funding to reduce both traffic congestion and dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and enable America to remain competitive in a global economy where many of our rivals are out-investing us in infrastructure.

House Passes Justice in Policing Act with Himes Support

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted for the Justice in Policing Act which passed the House of Representatives of 236-181.  This comprehensive legislative package would drastically reform policing, hold bad actors accountable, and help mend the relationship between law enforcement agencies and local communities.

Congressman Himes Congratulates Child First on receiving a $3 million grant

June 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Child First will receive a $3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Child First is an evidence-based, two-generation, home-based trauma and mental health intervention that heals and protects young children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. 

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