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Himes Announces Recovery Act Middle-Class Tax Cut to Take Effect TOMORROW

March 30, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that middle-class workers will see an increase in their take-home pay beginning tomorrow, April 1. Individuals earning less than $95,000 and couples making up to $190,000 will benefit from this tax cut created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act is the largest middle-class tax cut in American history.

Himes Invites High Schools to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

March 30, 2010 Press Release

Stamford, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) invites Connecticut high school students to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide art competition and exhibition conducted by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Himes to Hold Health Care Q&As with Seniors April 1

March 24, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold question-and-answer sessions with seniors in Westport and Greenwich on Thursday, April 1st to discuss the health care reform President Obama signed into law Tuesday.

Click here for a fact sheet on how health care reform will impact seniors.


Saturday: Himes to Hold Community Discussions on Flooding in Darien and Bridgeport

March 24, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold two community meetings this Saturday to discuss flooding issues in Fairfield County. The public is encouraged to attend. Local elected officials are also expected to participate.


In Case You Missed It: Himes, Owens, Murphy Led Effort Against Slaughter Solution

March 21, 2010 Press Release

The whips against the "Slaughter Solution"
In a surprise move today, Democrats decided to vote on the Senate bill directly instead of using the so-called Slaughter Solution, a procedural maneuver that would have shielded them from a direct vote on the bill.


Himes Statement on Passage of Health Care Reform

March 21, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to passage of health care reform.


New Analysis Confirms Health Care Reform Will Help Families and Businesses in Connecticut's 4th District

March 20, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC—The health care reform legislation that will come to a vote in the House of Representatives on Sunday will bring significant benefits to Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. According to a new report using data from the U.S.

Himes' Earmark Reform Policy Adopted by U.S. House

March 11, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC –The House Appropriations Committee announced yesterday that it will adopt a policy banning earmarks to for-profit entities that Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) implemented in his own office last year.  According to the House Appropriations Committee, if this rule had been in effect last year, it would have resulted in 1,000 fewer earmarks.

Himes Statement on Vote Against Removing Troops from Afghanistan in 30 Days

March 10, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House of Representatives defeated House Concurrent Resolution 248 offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) by a vote of 356 to 65.

Himes Launches New Consumer Protection Webpage

March 9, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has launched a new consumer protection webpage as part of the 12th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 7-13.  The site provides constituents with tools to follow recall campaigns, protect themselves against identity theft, and register for the Do Not Call List, along with links to information on other consumer protection topics.