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Himes Votes To Protect Medicare Beneficiaries from Higher Premiums

September 24, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) yesterday helped pass the Medicare Premium Fairness Act to protect seniors from increases in their 2010 Medicare Part B premiums. The bill, H.R.


Himes Announces $500K for Energy Emergency Preparedness from Recovery Act

September 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Jim Himes today announced over $500,000 in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve Connecticut’s emergency preparedness and ensure quick recovery from energy supply disruptions.

Rep. Himes' Statement on 9/11

September 10, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the eighth anniversary of 9/11:


Rep. Himes' Statement on President's Address to School Children

September 5, 2009 Press Release

NEW CANAAN, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the President’s address to school children planned for Tuesday. The Congressman will hold a press conference on Monday at 4pm with New Canaan parents. Further details will be announced tomorrow morning.


Himes' Letter to Superintendents and Parents Regarding President's Speech to School Children

September 3, 2009 Press Release

To the Superintendents of Schools and Parents of CT’s Fourth Congressional District:

I have just finished a raucous week of town hall meetings on health care reform. I listened to support and opposition, to new ideas, to all manner of issues and concerns. I got my fair share of applause and catcalls and heard some language we discourage in our homes and schools.


Himes Moves Bridgeport Health Forum to Klein Auditorium

September 3, 2009 Press Release

Due to safety concerns and a desire to accommodate the significant interest demonstrated at his health care events earlier this week, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will move TONIGHT’s health care town hall meeting in Bridgeport to the Klein Memorial Auditorium. While the previous location would only facilitate 500 participants, Klein seats an audience of over 1,300.


Himes Moves Norwalk Health Care Forum to High School

August 28, 2009 Press Release

 In response to concerns over disrupting previously scheduled events at City Hall and in the interest of gathering input from as many constituents as possible, Congressman Jim Himes will move his town hall meeting on health care reform, scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, to the Norwalk High School Auditorium.


Congress on Your Corner in Wilton and Weston

August 20, 2009 Press Release

Events in Wilton and Weston August 30

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold two Congress on Your Corner events the afternoon of Sunday, August 30th. Residents are encouraged to drop by this informal gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with the Congressman.

WHO: Congressman Jim Himes

WHAT: Congress on Your Corner      

Himes Staff to Hold Community Office Hours

August 11, 2009 Press Release

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

In Case You Missed It: Himes Continues Votes Across Party Line to Eliminate Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Government Spending

July 31, 2009 Press Release

In a posting yesterday, “Lawmakers' Honor Required in Reporting Earmark Details,” Congressional Quarterly reported on the lack of transparency and accountability in the appropriations process.