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Himes Points to Studies Showing CT Benefit from Clean Energy Legislation

July 1, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Two organizations on opposite sides of the clean energy debate have released separate data, both showing a benefit to Connecticut consumers from clean energy legislation. The National Resources Defense Council and the Murray Energy Corporation have both done studies using data from the Energy Information Association (EIA) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Himes To Throw Out First Pitch – TONIGHT

July 1, 2009 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Bridgeport Bluefish game. The game is the last in a three-game series against the Camden Riversharks. There will also be a “fireworks extravaganza” after the game.

Himes Announces Health Center Modernization Funding

June 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jim Himes announced today that three health centers in southwestern Connecticut will receive grants through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The grants are for construction, repair, and renovation, including modernizing usage of information technology.


Himes Announces Funding for Emergency Planning, Westport Fire Department

June 29, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today supported a Homeland Security Appropriations plan that will make America safer with investments in emergency planning, response, and communications, including $265,000 to the Westport Fire Department. Funding secured by Congressman Himes will provide the necessary resources to replace the town’s aging emergency generator at its Fire Headquarters.

Himes Supports Historic Legislation to Help America Lead the Energy Revolution

June 28, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) last week helped pass sweeping, bipartisan energy reform that will create jobs, strengthen national security, protect Connecticut consumers, and push back the tide of global warming.

Congressman Himes' Public Events for June 28-July 6

June 26, 2009 Press Release

Stamford, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will participate in the following events during the upcoming District Work Period. Members of the press are welcome.

Bridgeport Barnum Festival Parade
WHEN: Sunday June 28, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parade starts at North Avenue and Clinton Avenue and ends at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd Bridgeport

Himes Continues Effort to Support Veterans Services

June 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes continued his effort this week to help ensure veterans have reliable access to the benefits they earned through their service. Votes the Congressman took will expand and improve Veterans Affairs health care, and a workshop the Congressman held Monday helped veterans apply for the new college tuition benefits available from the Webb-Mitchell G.I. Bill.


Himes Announces Nearly $13 Million to Protect Against Terrorism

June 23, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today announced $12,835,255 in grants to local organizations to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.  A member of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Himes is committed to protecting Southwest Connecticut from the fear and consequences of terrorism.

Himes Announces $1.4 Million in Public Safety Projects for Fairfield County

June 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced the United States House of Representatives has designated funding for three public safety projects in Fairfield County as part of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act (HR 2847).

Himes Announces Over $600K for Job Training and Diploma Program for At-Risk Bridgeport Youth

June 18, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Himes (CT-04) today announced a $604,846 grant to The WorkPlace, Inc. to fund their YouthBuild Bridgeport program, which assists at-risk, out-of-school youth obtain their diplomas or GEDs while providing vocational training in the construction industry. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was awarded through the Department of Labor.