Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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 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 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.

Himes Announces Funding to Protect Local Shorelines, Water Quality

July 18, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes today secured federal funding for three water infrastructure projects that will ensure the vitality of local water resources and the livelihood of the businesses and communities that depend on those waters. The U.S.

Himes to Hold Walking Tour of Local Businesses

July 10, 2009 Press Release

Stamford, CT - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a walking tour of local businesses in Stamford on Saturday, July 18. The Congressman will gather input from these small business owners and other local residents about how he can better represent their needs in Washington.

WHAT:                  Meet and Greet with Local Business Owners and Constituents

Himes Welcomes Pastor Bennett for Congressional Invocation

July 8, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) welcomed Pastor Anthony L. Bennett, D. Min, of the Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Washington today. Serving as the Guest Chaplain, the pastor provided this morning’s invocation for the United States House of Representatives.


Himes, Blumenthal Talk Gas Prices with Travelers

July 2, 2009 Press Release

Stamford, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today met with holiday travelers to discuss how high gas prices are affecting their weekend plans. The gentlemen also shared information about their efforts to help consumers avoid paying high prices now and in the future.

Himes Points to Studies Showing CT Benefit from Clean Energy Legislation

July 1, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Two organizations on opposite sides of the clean energy debate have released separate data, both showing a benefit to Connecticut consumers from clean energy legislation. The National Resources Defense Council and the Murray Energy Corporation have both done studies using data from the Energy Information Association (EIA) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).