Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes' Letter to Superintendents and Parents Regarding President's Speech to School Children

September 3, 2009 Press Release

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.


Himes Moves Norwalk Health Care Forum to High School

August 28, 2009 Press Release

 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.


Congress on Your Corner in Wilton and Weston

August 20, 2009 Press Release

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      

Himes Staff to Hold Community Office Hours

August 11, 2009 Press Release

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 Case You Missed It: Himes Continues Votes Across Party Line to Eliminate Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Government Spending

July 31, 2009 Press Release

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.

Himes Announces $700K for ABCD's Total Learning

July 28, 2009 Press Release

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.


Himes Announces Funding for Emergency Planning, Westport Fire Department

July 28, 2009 Press Release

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.

Himes Helps Restore Fiscal Accountability with PAYGO Legislation

July 23, 2009 Press Release

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.

New Dem Members Unveil Legislation to Reform Derivatives Trading

July 22, 2009 Press Release

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.

Himes Announces $200K for Stamford Women's Business Development Center

July 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Women’s Business Development Center in Stamford will receive $200,000 to provide entrepreneurial training to women in Connecticut as a result of funding requests by Reps. Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3). The projects are included in the Financial Services Appropriations Act that passed the U.S. House late last week.