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Himes, Local Leaders Highlight Importance of Regional Emergency Communications Center

September 7, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT— Today Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) along with Easton First Selectman Tom Herrmann, Monroe First Selectman Steve Vavrek, and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and first responders from each town toured the Easton, Monroe and Trumbull Police Departments to highlight the importance of a proposed regional communications center.

Himes to Hold Small Business Info Session Monday in Fairfield

August 26, 2010 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT–As part of his 17 Towns in 17 Days project, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a small business summit and workshop this coming Monday at the Fairfield Library.

Himes Launches 17 Towns in 17 Days with Westport Business Walk

August 24, 2010 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT–Continuing his effort to ensure he is accessible to all of his constituents, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will launch a project titled 17 Towns in 17 Days with a business walk in Westport on Tuesday August 24th..

Himes, Finch Present Congressional Resolution Recognizing Bridgeport Police

August 23, 2010 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Mayor Bill Finch today presented the Bridgeport Police Department with a framed copy of a resolution recognizing their role in apprehending the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt this spring. Himes sponsored House Resolution 1320, which was passed by the United States House of Representatives on May 5, 2010.

Congress on Your Corner in Wilton and Weston

August 20, 2010 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 Statement in Response to President's Announcement on the Draw Down of Troops from Iraq

August 20, 2010 Press Release

“At long last, we will see an end to combat operations in Iraq. We can never sufficiently thank or adequately repay all those men and women, and their families, who sacrificed so much in support of this mission, but it is high time these brave soldiers returned home.

Himes Honors Debbie Schwartz of Redding as 2010 Angel in Adoption

August 16, 2010 Press Release

Stamford, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has nominated Debbie Schwartz of Redding as a 2010 Angel in AdoptionTM for her unwavering devotion to advocating for adoption and adoption services throughout greater Fairfield County.  The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which coordinates the Angels in Adoption™ program, will honor Debbie, along with more than 190 Angels, at an

Himes, UB Announce $1.1 million for Student Support Services

August 16, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and the University of Bridgeport announced today that the school will receive a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant. The funding will be used to provide a range of services to help low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities boost their academic performance and successfully complete college.


Himes Returns to Washington to Save Teaching Jobs

August 9, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) returned to Washington today to help save over 1,500 Connecticut teaching jobs. Nationwide, the bill will keep 161,000 teachers in classrooms and avert the layoffs of 158,000 police officers and firefighters.


As 75th Anniversary of Social Security Approaches, Himes Speaks Out Against Privatization

August 4, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Leading up to the 75th anniversary of Social Security, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) is visiting senior centers throughout the 4th District. In a speech on the House floor, Himes recently called attention to the importance of protecting Social Security from privatization.