CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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New GAO Report Finds Recovery Act Working

March 3, 2010 Press Release

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released today finds that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working to “create jobs and drive economic growth.”

Himes Expresses Condolences for Chile Victims

March 1, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement expressing condolences for the victims of the earthquake in Chile this past weekend:

Rep. Himes Congratulates Constituents for Olympic Achievement

March 1, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver came to a close yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes(CT-4) issued the following statement congratulating two Olympians from Connecticut's Fourth District—Chris Drury of Trumbull and Julie Chu of Fairfield, who brought home silver medals in Men's and Women's Ice Hockey, respectively.

Himes Announces Stamford, Norwalk Congress on Your Corner Events on March 6

February 26, 2010 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold two informal gatherings, one in Stamford and one in Norwalk, to gather input from constituents on March 6th. Residents are encouraged to drop by to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with the Congressman.

Senate Inaction Holds Up Emergency Health Care, Unemployment Assistance, Transportation Funding

February 26, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Just as the U.S. House of Representatives passed emergency legislation to extend critical benefits to out-of-work Americans struggling to put food on the table, stay in their homes, and pay their bills, the Connecticut House Delegation expressed extreme disappointment with the U.S. Senate for holding those benefits hostage.

Himes Votes to Restore Competition, Fairness in Health Insurance Markets in

February 24, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation today that will ensure American consumers get real choice and a fair deal when purchasing health insurance. The Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act will eliminate the anti-trust exemption for health insurance companies, requiring them to compete fairly and adhere to the same anti-trust laws as other companies.

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Himes Says HHS Report Highlights Urgency of Health Care Reform

February 18, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services released today examining recent increases in health insurance premiums across the country.

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Himes, Flatto Announce Recovery Act to Fund Energy Audits and Efficiency Upgrades for Fairfield Homeowners

February 17, 2010 Press Release

FAIRFIELD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto joined The United Illuminating Company at a press conference today to outline a new Recovery Act program that will fully fund energy efficiency audits and improvements for qualifying homeowners in Fairfield.

One Year In, the Recovery Act is Creating and One Year In, the Recovery Act is Creating and Saving Jobs in Fairfield County

February 17, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago today, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, the first of many essential steps Congress has taken to start turning around the economy.

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