Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Congressman Himes' Public Events for June 28-July 6

June 26, 2009 Press Release

Stamford, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will participate in the following events during the upcoming District Work Period. Members of the press are welcome.

Bridgeport Barnum Festival Parade
WHEN: Sunday June 28, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parade starts at North Avenue and Clinton Avenue and ends at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd Bridgeport

Himes Continues Effort to Support Veterans Services

June 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes continued his effort this week to help ensure veterans have reliable access to the benefits they earned through their service. Votes the Congressman took will expand and improve Veterans Affairs health care, and a workshop the Congressman held Monday helped veterans apply for the new college tuition benefits available from the Webb-Mitchell G.I. Bill.


Himes Announces Nearly $13 Million to Protect Against Terrorism

June 23, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today announced $12,835,255 in grants to local organizations to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.  A member of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Himes is committed to protecting Southwest Connecticut from the fear and consequences of terrorism.

Himes Announces $1.4 Million in Public Safety Projects for Fairfield County

June 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced the United States House of Representatives has designated funding for three public safety projects in Fairfield County as part of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act (HR 2847).

Himes Announces Over $600K for Job Training and Diploma Program for At-Risk Bridgeport Youth

June 18, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Himes (CT-04) today announced a $604,846 grant to The WorkPlace, Inc. to fund their YouthBuild Bridgeport program, which assists at-risk, out-of-school youth obtain their diplomas or GEDs while providing vocational training in the construction industry. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was awarded through the Department of Labor.

New Dems Join President to Announce Reg Reform Plan

June 17, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Melissa Bean (IL-8), Co-Chairs of the New Democrat Financial Services Task Force, and other leaders of the New Democrat Coalition joined President Obama at the White House today to support his proposed reform of the regulations governing financial services.

Himes Announces New Small Businesses Lending Program

June 17, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—Interest-free loans to help small businesses facing short-term financial challenges are now available under a new program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Rep.

DeLauro, Himes Statement on Sikorsky Airport Crash

June 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (CT – 3) and Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement after a single-engine plane trying to land at Sikorsky Memorial Airport this morning skidded off the end of the runway and crashed into the Main Street Fence.


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 Responds to FAA Court Ruling

June 10, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In response to yesterday’s ruling by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals which dismissed a challenge to the FAA’s proposed airspace redesign in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia corridor, Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement: