To the Superintendents of Schools and Parents of CT’s Fourth Congressional District:
I have just finished a raucous week of town hall meetings on health care reform. I listened to support and opposition, to new ideas, to all manner of issues and concerns. I got my fair share of applause and catcalls and heard some language we discourage in our homes and schools.
Due to safety concerns and a desire to accommodate the significant interest demonstrated at his health care events earlier this week, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will move TONIGHT’s health care town hall meeting in Bridgeport to the Klein Memorial Auditorium. While the previous location would only facilitate 500 participants, Klein seats an audience of over 1,300.
In response to concerns over disrupting previously scheduled events at City Hall and in the interest of gathering input from as many constituents as possible, Congressman Jim Himes will move his town hall meeting on health care reform, scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, to the Norwalk High School Auditorium.
Events in Wilton and Weston August 30
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold two Congress on Your Corner events the afternoon of Sunday, August 30th. Residents are encouraged to drop by this informal gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with the Congressman.
WHO: Congressman Jim Himes
WHAT: Congress on Your Corner
Bridgeport, CT – In an effort to make constituent services more accessible, Congressman Jim Himes’ staff will hold office hours throughout the district in towns not served by a permanent office. Appointments are available but not necessary; constituents who wish to schedule an appointment should call 866-453-0028.
In a posting yesterday, “Lawmakers' Honor Required in Reporting Earmark Details,” Congressional Quarterly reported on the lack of transparency and accountability in the appropriations process.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has secured $700,000 in the U.S. House-passed version of the Labor, Health, and Education Appropriations Act for Bridgeport’s Total Learning Program run by Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc.
Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today supported a Homeland Security Appropriations plan that will make America safer with investments in emergency planning, response, and communications, including $265,000 to the Westport Fire Department. Funding secured by Congressman Himes will provide the necessary resources to replace the town’s aging emergency generator at its Fire Headquarters.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass bipartisan legislation late yesterday that requires new legislation to meet the “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) standard, meaning any new mandatory government spending must be matched with budget cuts or savings elsewhere. The legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Himes, will reign in federal spending and help restore fiscal discipline.
Washington, D.C – Today, members of the New Democrat Coalition Leadership and the Financial Services Task Force joined task force member Representative Michael E. McMahon (NY-13) to introduce a bill to increase transparency and regulatory requirements for the trading of derivatives. The Derivatives Trading Accountability and Disclosure Act of 2009, sponsored by Rep.