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Himes Reminds Military Academy Applicants of Oct. 30 Deadline

October 22, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today reminded students applying for 2010 admission into one of the nation’s four military academies that applications are due to his office by 4:00pm on Friday, October 30th. Applications are available on the Congressman’s website and from high school guidance counselors throughout the 4th District.

Himes Amendment Opens Door for Federal Investment in Local Solar Technology

October 21, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Local solar technology companies will have access to federal investment under an amendment by Congressman Jim Himes passed today as part of the Solar Technology Roadmap Act (STRA).

Himes Congratulates Stamford St. Cecilia School on Physical Fitness Award, Co-sponsors Bills to Prevent Obesity

October 20, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Jim Himes today congratulated St. Cecilia School in Stamford for earning the President’s Challenge State Championship Award.  The award highlights St. Cecilia’s programs as examples of the type of education efforts essential to healthy lifestyle.

Rep. Himes Votes to Provide Affordable, Quality Care for Americans Living with HIV/AIDS

October 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation to provide life-saving care, treatment, and support services to nearly half a million Americans living with HIV and AIDS.


Rep. Himes Announces Funding for Conn. Recovery Act Energy Programs

October 14, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today that Connecticut has received its second and final installment of the State Energy Program funding provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The Department of Energy delivered an additional $19 million to the state, which has now received a total of $38 million through the State Energy Program to support energy efficiency and renewa

Rep. Himes Applauds Decision to Keep Stamford, Bridgeport Post Offices Open

October 9, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) applauded the Postmaster’s decision today to maintain service at the Barnum Post Office in Bridgeport and the Glen Brook and West Avenue stations in Stamford. Congressman Himes and local officials have been fighting side-by-side all summer to keep these offices open.

Rep. Himes Congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize

October 8, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the announcement today that President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize:

Himes Supports Measures to Extend First Time Homebuyer Tax-Credit for Veterans, Improve VA Medical Programs

October 7, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Himes this week helped pass two bills to aid veterans’ transition into non-combat life: the Service Members Home Ownership Act and the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act.  Both pieces of legislation reinforce Congressman Himes’ commitment to ensuring veterans have access to the benefits have defended and earned.


Himes Announces Online Sign Up for VA Emergency Education Benefit Payments

October 1, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that Connecticut’s student veterans eligible for a special emergency payment of their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits can apply online beginning today. Student veterans can also request courtesy transportation to VA regional benefits offices if they prefer to apply in person.


Himes Staff to Hold Community Office Hours in October and November

October 1, 2009 Press Release

In an effort to make constituent services more accessible throughout Fairfield County, Congressman Jim Himes’ staff will hold office hours in the communities not served by a permanent office. Appointments are available but not necessary; constituents who wish to schedule an appointment should call 866-453-0028.