Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes Statement on President's Speech to Congress

February 24, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement regarding President Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress this evening.

Himes, Drayton-Rogers Announce $860K for Waterbury-Oxford Airport

February 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes and Oxford First Selectwoman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers today announced an $861,240 grant from the Department of Transportation to fund the construction of a new taxiway at Waterbury-Oxford Municipal Airport. The pair announced the grant after a meeting to discuss the local impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Majority Leader Hoyer, Rep. Himes Highlight Job Creation Measures in Recovery Bill

February 19, 2009 Press Release

Stamford, CT –U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Congressman Jim Himes today met with the Business Council of Fairfield County to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Obama signed into law yesterday. The bill is expected to create over 40,000 jobs in Connecticut and help lead businesses and communities toward long-term economic prosperity.

Himes Foregoes Pay Increase, Calls for Sacrifice from CEOs

February 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today that he favors eliminating any pay increase for Members of Congress in the 2010 budget and that he will donate his 2009 increase to local charities.

Members of Conn. Delegation Request Briefing on Marine-1 Cost Over-runs

February 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, in a letter to Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter, requested a detailed report and briefing as soon as possible on the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.

Himes, New Dems Urge Strong Action On Economic Recovery Package

February 11, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jim Himes, co-chair of the Financial Services Task Force of the New Democrat Coalition, and his colleagues in the Coalition called for quick and decisive action on the economic recovery package.  The New Democrat Coalition is the largest coalition of centrist Democrats in the House.

Job Loss Numbers Highlight Importance of EITC

February 7, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) joined Mayor Bill Finch (Bridgeport) and community activists today to remind Bridgeport-area citizens of the need to submit their tax returns and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).