Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

TOMORROW: Himes Will Launch Smart Progress for Connecticut Initiative at Town Hall Meeting

May 26, 2009 Press Release



Himes Will Launch Smart Progress for Connecticut Initiative at Town Hall Meeting

ABCD's Total Learning Success Guides Himes' Early Education Legislation

May 25, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—At a roundtable discussion today at ABCD, Inc. Congressman Jim Himes announced legislation that creates a national competitive grant initiative to fund early childhood education programs based on the successful model developed by Bridgeport’s Total Learning Program.


Himes Statement on Credit Card Bill Passage

May 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in support of today’s final passage the Credit Card Holder’s Bill of Rights. The legislation now heads to the White House.

Himes Announces $20 Million in Recovery Funds for Conn. Clean Water Programs

May 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced nearly $20 million in funding from the Recovery Act for water quality programs in Connecticut. The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Connecticut two grants that will create jobs and invest in finance green infrastructure, storm water management, and low-impact development.

Himes, Housing Leaders Attend President's Signing of Bill to Increase Homeowner Protections

May 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At a ceremony at the White House yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) joined other affordable housing leaders in support of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. This landmark legislation enables more homeowners to refinance mortgages, especially those who are current with payments but owe more than their homes are worth.

Local Schools to Receive Over $8.5 Million to Modernize and "Green" Buildings

May 18, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) helped pass legislation yesterday that would bring over $8.5 million to Fairfield County schools and create local construction jobs. The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (H.R. 2187) encourages energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources in schools to help create healthier, safer learning environments.


Himes Initiative Makes Green Housing More Affordable

May 13, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today along with lead sponsor Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) announced the Green Resources for Energy-Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act, legislation they crafted that closes the gap between the cost of “green” development and traditional building techniques.

Himes Congratulates Stamford Police Officer Wayne James Honored as Top Cop

May 13, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC— Congressman Jim Himes congratulated Stamford Police Officer Wayne James who has received an honorable mention award from Top Cops for heroically saving the life of a domestic violence victim and a fellow officer. The National Association of Police Officers (NAPO) facilitates the Top Cops program.

Himes Cosponsors Legislation to Eliminate Pay to Play in Earmarks

May 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes today cosponsored legislation that would ban lawmakers from taking campaign contributions from executives, board members, and lobbyists of organizations that receive earmark requests from that Member of Congress.

Himes Votes to Reform Mortgage Industry and Protect Consumers

May 7, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes helped pass the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2009, aimed at curbing the confusing, abusive, and predatory lending that helped create the foreclosure crisis.  The bill would outlaw many of the mortgage industry practices that marked the subprime lending boom, and it would deter borrowers from deliberately misstating their income to qual