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Himes Announces Town Hall Meetings on Federal Budget

July 27, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold three town hall meetings in early August (note: this is from 2010) to discuss the complex nature of the fiscal problems facing our country and to gather input from constituents on how they would like to see the federal budget balanced.

Himes, Finch, Pavia Announce Funding for Local Transportation Projects

July 25, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia, and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved $1 million for completion of the Stamford Urban Transitway and $450,000 for the construction of Bridgeport’s Congress Street Bridge.


Statement from Rep. Himes Regarding Death of 2 Bridgeport Firefighters

July 24, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the death of two Bridgeport firefighters:

Himes Highlights Improved PTSD Care for Veterans

July 21, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today applauded the Department of Veterans’ Affairs new plan to improve care for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  New rules will make it easier for veterans – including those who may have been denied benefits in the past – to receive the care and benefits they have earned.


Himes Statement on Wall Street Reform Signing

July 21, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the signing of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law.

New Congressional Work Group Unveils Legislation to Cut Spending, Reduce Deficit

July 20, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Four Members of Congress today announced their formation of a new congressional “Spending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group” and unveiled legislation to cut billions of dollars in wasteful spending from the federal budget.  Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the new working group, Co-chair John Adler (D-NJ), and the groups’ other founding members, Peter Welch (D-VT) and Jim

Himes Statement in Response to President's Announcement on the Draw Down of Troops from Iraq

July 19, 2010 Press Release

“At long last, we will see an end to combat operations in Iraq. We can never sufficiently thank or adequately repay all those men and women, and their families, who sacrificed so much in support of this mission, but it is high time these brave soldiers returned home.