CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Press Releases

Himes Meets with First Responders to Discuss Emergency Preparedness

February 8, 2010 Press Release

WESTPORT, CT - Congressman Himes (CT-4) joined first responders at the Westport Fire Department today to discuss emergency preparedness and highlight how a new emergency generator will better equip them to respond to disasters. The funding will allow the purchase of a new generator that will supply standby power for the town’s emergency headquarters complex.

Himes Statement on Kleen Energy Explosion

February 7, 2010 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the Kleen Energy explosion in Middletown, Connecticut today.

"My heart goes out to the victims of the Kleen Energy explosion. As we continue to ascertain the cause of and damages associated with this tragic event, my office will be available to any resident who requires assistance."

Himes Earns Perfect Pro-Environment Voting Record from Environment Connecticut

February 5, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Environment Connecticut has announced that Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) earned a perfect score on their 2009 environmental scorecard. Himes’ 100% record is a result of his support for a wide range of pro-environment policies in 2009.

Himes, Pavia Join Local Organizations Partnering to Improve Healthcare in Haiti

February 5, 2010 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT – Injured Haitians desperately in need of medical treatment will soon have advanced technology available to the medical professionals providing their care.  Through a partnership of Stamford Hospital, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA (Fujifilm), and AmeriCares, a portable digital x-ray system is being donated to the Haitian relief effort and will be sent to a hospital

Himes to Host Congress on Your Corner Events in Weston and Monroe

January 27, 2010 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold Congress on Your Corner events in Weston (January 31) and Monroe (February 6). Residents are encouraged to drop by this informal gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with the Congressman.

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Himes Meets with Stamford Businesswomen to Discuss Economy and Jobs

January 27, 2010 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) joined the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in Stamford today to highlight how new federal investment will assist the center in creating jobs and helping women entrepreneurs. The funding, secured by Himes and WBDC through the appropriations process, will be used by the center to expand their services to more businesses.

Rep. Himes Votes to Send Fair Pay Bill to the President

January 27, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted today to give final approval to legislation that will begin to close the gender pay gap by reversing a Supreme Court decision that has kept women from pursuing pay discrimination claims. This bill now goes to President Obama and will likely be the first major piece of legislation he signs into law.

Supreme Court Decision Will Drown Out Individuals in Political Debate

January 25, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which overturns long-held limits on corporate and union contributions in campaign financing.

Supreme Court Decision Will Drown Out Individuals in Political Debate

January 25, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which overturns long-held limits on corporate and union contributions in campaign financing.

Himes Votes to Spur Aid, Relief for Haiti

January 21, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation supported by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and passed by the U.S House will help earthquake victims in Haiti by offering an immediate tax benefit to Americans who make charitable contributions to aid the region.

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