Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

U.S. Chamber Applauds Congressman Himes for Supporting Legislation that Creates Jobs

March 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) for backing the recently-passed economic recovery plan, a major first step toward igniting consumption and investment, creating jobs and jumpstarting Connecticut’s economy.

Himes to Hold Foreclosure Prevention Forum in Fairfield Saturday

March 11, 2009 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and local elected officials announced today that they will host a foreclosure prevention forum this Saturday in Fairfield with a panel of foreclosure prevention experts.

Speaker Honors Local Veteran

March 10, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi honored local veteran Scott MacDonald at a press conference and reception this week in Washington. Mr. MacDonald is a participant in the Wounded Warriors Program that matches wounded veterans with professional opportunities in the United States House of Representatives.


Himes: President's Repeal of Stem Cell Ban Brings Hope to Suffering Patients

March 9, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes today applauded President Obama’s repeal of the ban on federal funding of stem cell research, marking the second significant change to federal health policy since President Obama has taken office. Last week, Congressman Himes cosponsored the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R.


Himes Helps Pass Helping Families Save Their Homes Act

March 5, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– In a step toward stabilizing the housing market and helping families at risk of foreclosure keep their homes, Congressman Jim Himes today helped pass the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. The bill begins to put in place President Obama’s comprehensive Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan.

Himes Statement on Prime Minister Brown's Address to Joint Session

March 4, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement regarding Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s address to the joint session of Congress this morning:

Himes Statement on Passage of Budget

March 2, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Himes release the following statement on his vote in favor of the budget resolution passed by the U.S. House this evening:


Himes Announces $1.3 Million in Recovery Funding for Norwalk Community Health Center

March 2, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced a $1.3 million grant for the Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


Himes, Finch Announce First Distribution of Recovery Funds

February 27, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today announced three grants totaling $7,933,312 will help prevent homelessness and provide affordable housing and economic opportunity in Bridgeport. This first influx of Recovery funding comes the week after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.

Himes, Bean, and New Dem Coalition Release Guidelines for Financial Regulatory Reform

February 26, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – With an eye on preventing future shocks to the American economy and improving the nation’s ability to compete on a global stage, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) and Congresswoman Melissa Bean (D-IL), co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition Financial Services Task Force, along with their colleagues, detailed the Coalition’s plan for regulatory reform of the financial services industry.