CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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.

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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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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:

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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 Over $363 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Conn. Schools

June 10, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that over $363 million is now available for Connecticut schools under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act funding will help local schools keep teachers in the classroom and make much-needed reforms that are currently at risk because of state and local budget cuts.

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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 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 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 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.

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