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Himes Statement on Cablevision Fox Dispute

October 16, 2010 Press Release

"I am  deeply  disappointed that today my constituents can no longer see Fox 5 and MY9, including Major League Baseball playoff games and the NY Giants football game.  It is imperative that the parties immediately restore the programming to consumers and submit to binding arbitration.  I call on the Federal Communications Commission, as the federal agency charged with protecting the interest of

Himes Joins Connecticut Delegation to Announce Major Funding to Revitalize Connecticut

October 15, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today joined Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch to announce two major federal grants to support livable and sustainable communities in Bridgeport. 

Members of CT House delegation call for vote on one-time payment to Social Security beneficiaries

October 15, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of Connecticut’s House delegation, Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3),  Jim Himes (CT-4) and Chris Murphy (CT-5), today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to schedule a vote on the Seniors Protection Act, H.R. 5987.

Himes, Finch Announce $5.3 Million to Improve Community Health Care in Bridgeport

October 13, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today announced a $5,370,855 grant award to the Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) to expand its services to low-income families in greater Bridgeport.  The funds were made available as part of the new health reform law.


DeLauro, Murphy, Himes Welcome Veterans' Affairs Secretary in West Haven

October 6, 2010 Press Release

Secretary Shinseki toured VA facility, joined members and local advocates to discuss improving veterans’ services

New Haven, CT –Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3), Chris Murphy (CT-5), and Jim Himes (CT-4) welcomed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki to the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).


Himes, Finch Announce Greater Bridgeport Transit to Receive Over $1.1 Million

October 4, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Mayor Bill Finch today announced a $1,167,945 grant award to the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority (GBT) under the Federal Transit Administration’s State of Good Repair Program.  Funding will be used for repair and replacement of the roof at GBT’s maintenance and bus storage facility.


Himes Helps Pass Legislation to Support 9/11 First Responders

September 29, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted for legislation that would provide health care services and compensation to individuals who are experiencing health problems as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will reopen the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and provide funding for a health program to monitor and


Himes Help Pass Legislation to Support Small Businesses, Spur Job Creation

September 24, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted for legislation today that will leverage $300 billion in lending for small businesses and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.