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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.

Himes Statement on Passing of Dave Roberson

March 9, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the news of Dave Roberson’s death. “I am deeply, deeply saddened by Dave's untimely death and extend my sympathy to Dave’s friends and family. Dave was my friend, my colleague, and my fellow parishioner.

Congress Street Bridge Demolition Begins This Week

March 8, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT (March 8, 2010) – Mayor Bill Finch and Congressman Jim Himes gathered with City Council members, state legislators, and community leaders today on the east side of the Congress Street Bridge to announce that the bridge demolition will be underway this week.


Himes on Race to the Top Announcement

March 5, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to today’s Race to the Top education funding announcement.