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Himes Statement on Arrest of Suspect in Time Square Bombing Attempt

May 3, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the suspect in the Time Square bombing attempt.

On Equal Pay Day, Himes Calls for Closing the Wage Gap between Men and Women

April 27, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today called attention to Equal Pay Day by highlighting the recent passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In addition, he called on all Americans to work together to achieve equal pay for equal work by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

In Case You Missed It

April 26, 2010 Press Release

In case you missed it, today's national news provides further evidence that American families are beginning to feel some effects of an economic turnaround. Articles in USA Today, Bloomberg, and The New York Times point toward an improving economy. Experts assert that the economy is beginning to move in the right direction and that the recovery is here to stay.

Himes Votes to Block 2011 Congressional Pay Raise, Gives Back $90K in Operational Expenses to Taxpayers

April 26, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today helped pass legislation that will block a previously-set 2011 pay raise for Members of Congress. The legislation is expected to save the taxpayers $1 million, and an identical bill passed the Senate last week.

Connecticut Delegation Applauds Disaster Declaration

April 24, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Senators Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation applauded President Barack Obama’s decision to sign a major disaster declaration for Connecticut.  Federal aid will now be available to supplement local and state recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms last month.

Himes Statement from L'Ambiance Plaza Memorial

April 23, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Jim Himes released the following statement,which was read at today's L'Ambiance Plaza memorial today.

Regrettably I could not be present at the L’Ambiance Plaza memorial procession and wreath laying; however, I extend my sincerest greetings to everyone in attendance.

Himes Says 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Highlights Progress, Remaining Work

April 22, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The anniversary of Earth Day today reminds us of 40 years of progress toward improving the state of our planet and highlights the need to move forward with stronger, smarter protections in the 21st century, Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4)  said today.

In Case You Missed It: New Poll Shows Widespread Support for Health Care Reform

April 21, 2010 Press Release

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today affirms that a large majority of Americans support early provisions included in the health care reform act that will take effect this year.


Himes Welcomes "President's Own" Concerto Competition Winner Catherine Chen to Washington

April 16, 2010 Press Release

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Connecticut Congressional Delegation Urges President Obama to Assist Communities Affected by Recent Severe Weather

April 13, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Connecticut Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging him to provide federal assistance to Connecticut’s cities, towns, businesses, and residents affected by recent severe weather.