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Himes Praises Nomination of Lew to Head OMB

July 13, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement today in support of President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget.

Stamford Receiving $16 Million to Build Phase 2 of Stamford Urban Transitway

July 8, 2010 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT--Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Mayor Mike Pavia welcomed Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff to Stamford today to announce a federal grant of $16 million to begin construction of Phase 2 of the Stamford Urban Transitway (SUT).


Himes, DeLauro Announce $300K Grant to WorkPlace, Inc. to Help At-Risk Vets Find Jobs

July 5, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that the WorkPlace, Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant to help give formerly incarcerated veterans a second chance to successfully transition in the civilian world. The program will specifically assist these at-risk veterans in their efforts to secure employment and avoid homelessness.


Himes Helps Craft and Pass Legislation to Rein in Wall Street, Protect Consumers

June 30, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today helped pass legislation to end taxpayer bailouts of big banks, protect consumers and investors, and increase transparency in the American financial system.  The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act addresses the root causes of the economic crisis, which cost 8 million jobs and $17 trillion in savings, to help ensure we never again fac

Himes, Conn Delegation Call for Investigation into Anthem's Exorbitant Insurance Rate Hikes

June 28, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Chris Murphy, Joe Courtney, and Jim Himes sent a letter to Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan today calling on his office to investigate exorbitant insurance rate increases requested by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem).

Himes Welcomed Oregon Rep. Blumenauer for Discussion on Pro-Growth Transportation Strategy for Southwest Conn

June 27, 2010 Press Release

NORWALK, CT—Yesterday Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) welcomed Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Chair of the Livable Communities Task Force, to Norwalk for a discussion with area experts on developing and implementing a pro-growth transportation strategy for Southwest Connecticut. Blumenauer is a nationally-renowned expert in smart growth transportation policies.

Himes Statement on Bridgeport Storms

June 25, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes ct-4) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s storms in Bridgeport.

Himes Votes for Greater Transparency in Campaign Ads and Spending

June 24, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation today that will shine a light on the role of special interests by increasing disclosure and strengthening transparency in federal campaigns.  The bipartisan DISCLOSE Act will prevent big corporations from drowning out the voices of the American people in elections.