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Himes Reminds Constituents to Prepare for June 12 DTV Transition

June 3, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Next week, all full-power TV stations will stop sending analog signals and transmit only digital signals. Beginning June 12, any television receiving its signal from an antenna will need a digital converter box for an analog television to continue free access to broadcast television channels.

Himes Statement on Recent Events in Mediterranean

May 31, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding recent developments in the situation in the Middle East:

CT Awarded Individual Disaster Assistanc

May 30, 2010 Press Release

            WASHINGTON—Senators Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and the entire Connecticut congressional delegation announced Saturday that individuals in Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex and Windham counties that were affected by storms and heavy flooding in March, April and May can now apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Himes Continues Record of Fiscal Responsibility with Vote against $115 Billion Democratic Spending Plan

May 28, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— As part of a commitment to begin reducing overall federal spending, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted against a $115 billion Democratic spending bill that largely expands existing programs and includes $60 billion in unpaid-for spending.

Checks to seniors with high drug bills out earlier

May 26, 2010 Press Release

An article released by the Associated Press this evening announced that seniors in who are in the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” will receive their checks sooner than expected.


Himes' Government Reform Plan Helps Restore Accountability, Transparency to Congress

May 24, 2010 Press Release

NORWALK, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) outlined today at a press conference in Norwalk a set of priorities to restore accountability and transparency to the United States Congress.

Himes Outlines More Good News for Small Businesses on Health Care Reform Tax Credits

May 20, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced new guidance from the IRS now available to assist small businesses interested in applying for health care tax credits. Connecticut IRS offices will be open Saturday, June 5th to help small businesses learn more about these credits and answer questions about other federal tax matters.


Fairfield Student Wins 4th District Congressional Art Competition

May 17, 2010 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT –At an art show at Housatonic Community College this evening, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that Sarah Hafey of Fairfield is the first place winner of this year’s 4th District Congressional Art Competition. As winner, Sarah will attend a ceremony in Washington, DC this spring, and her photograph will be displayed in the Capitol along with winners from all 50 states.

Himes Meets with Military Academy Nominees & their Families

May 17, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –This weekend Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) met with local students he nominated who will attend United States Service Academies this fall. The students and their families joined him for lunch at the Westport VFW on Saturday.