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Himes Changes House Travel Policy to Save Taxpayer Money

May 14, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—At the urging of Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), the United States House of Representatives will now require Members of Congress who travel on official business as part of a congressional delegation (CODEL) to return unused per diem funds to the United States Treasury. No clear procedure for remitting unused per diem funds was in place prior to this change.

Himes Secures Approval for Three Critical Army Corps Studies in Fairfield County

May 12, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced today he has secured three significant authorizations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study flooding, flood control, and environmental restoration throughout Fairfield County.

ICYMI: Bloomberg article says "economy has strengthened beyond expectations

May 11, 2010 Press Release

An article today in Bloomberg News titled “Obama Defies Pessimists as Rising Economy Converges With Stocks” points out that that “economy has … strengthened beyond expectations at the time Obama took office” and highlights the Recovery Act as essential to this improvement. Other key points include:

House Passes Himes' Resolution Commending Effort to Capture Times Square Terrorist Suspect

May 4, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The United States House today unanimously passed a resolution authored by Congressmen Jim Himes (CT-4), Mike McMahon (NY-13), and John Hall (NY-19) commending the effort to find and capture the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square this past Saturday.  H. Res.

Dodd, Lieberman, CT Congressional Delegation, Announce 1 Million to Repair Flood-Damaged Connecticut Bridges

May 3, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT), Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and the Connecticut Congressional delegation today announced that Connecticut will receive $1 million in emergency relief funds immediately available to the state to repair bridges damaged by March’s floods.

Himes to Hold Government Contracting Workshop May 7

May 3, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a workshop to introduce small and minority-owned local businesses to the government procurement process on Friday, May 7th. Many local businesses could qualify for government contracts but do not have the certification or contacts necessary to secure projects.

Himes Statement on Arrest of Suspect in Time Square Bombing Attempt

May 3, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the suspect in the Time Square bombing attempt.

On Equal Pay Day, Himes Calls for Closing the Wage Gap between Men and Women

April 27, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today called attention to Equal Pay Day by highlighting the recent passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In addition, he called on all Americans to work together to achieve equal pay for equal work by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

In Case You Missed It

April 26, 2010 Press Release

In case you missed it, today's national news provides further evidence that American families are beginning to feel some effects of an economic turnaround. Articles in USA Today, Bloomberg, and The New York Times point toward an improving economy. Experts assert that the economy is beginning to move in the right direction and that the recovery is here to stay.