CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes Joins President Obama's Call for PAYGO and Fiscal Responsibility

June 10, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) joined President Obama in urging members of the House and Senate to pass legislation requiring that any new mandatory government spending be matched with budget cuts or savings elsewhere.

Himes Announces $2.8 Million in Recovery Funding for Bus Engines in Bridgeport

June 10, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide a $2.8 million grant to the City of Bridgeport to replace 40 aging bus engines with cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines. The new engines will reduce maintenance costs, improve performance and reliability, and extend the life span of the buses.

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Congressman Himes Announces Cancer Research Grant for Fairfield University

June 9, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) announced that Fairfield University will receive a $219,395 medical research grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Himes Votes to Ease Veterans' Transitions into Civilian Life

June 8, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass bipartisan legislation to ease veterans’ transition into civilian life when they return home from active duty. The Wounded Veteran Job Security Act overwhelmingly passed the United State House or Representatives late yesterday.

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Himes to Hold Workshop to Help Vets Apply for 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

June 8, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes will hold a workshop the evening of Monday, June 22nd to help veterans apply for the newly-available college tuition benefits made possible by the Webb-Mitchell GI Bill.  Members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, can receive up to four academic years of e

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Himes Announces Nick Weir of Westport Winner of Congressional Arts Competition

June 2, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim  Himes (CT-4) announced Nick Weir of Westport as the first place winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Nick attends Staples High School and won with a self portrait titled “Nick, Weird.” His painting will hang in a corridor of the United States Capitol along with the winning pieces from across the country.

Himes Announces $85 Million in Recovery Investment Funds Awarded to Norwalk-based GE Capital

June 1, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Just over 100 Days since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became law, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced an $85 million tax credit for GE Capital through the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Program.  The credits will allow the Norwalk-based company to invest and attract capital to make loans to businesses within distressed communities.

Himes Announces $545,000 in Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Fairfield

May 29, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto today announced $545,000 in funding for energy efficiency improvements in Fairfield.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and impro

Himes Gathers Input on How to Bring Smart Progress to Connecticut

May 28, 2009 Press Release

FAIRFIELD, CT—At a town hall meeting this evening, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) launched his Smart Progress for Connecticut initiative. The Congressman held the forum to gather input from constituents on what they think will prepare southwest Connecticut to be a leader in the 21st Century economy.

Himes to Announce Congressional Art Competition Winner at Ceremony this Evening

May 27, 2009 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a ceremony tonight to announce the winner of this year’s High School Congressional Art Competition. The entries will be on display at the ceremony, which will take place at Beacon Hall on the campus of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport from 5:00 to 6:30 pm this evening.

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