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Himes Announces Nick Weir of Westport Winner of Congressional Arts Competition

June 2, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim  Himes (CT-4) announced Nick Weir of Westport as the first place winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Nick attends Staples High School and won with a self portrait titled “Nick, Weird.” His painting will hang in a corridor of the United States Capitol along with the winning pieces from across the country.

Himes Announces $85 Million in Recovery Investment Funds Awarded to Norwalk-based GE Capital

June 1, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Just over 100 Days since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became law, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced an $85 million tax credit for GE Capital through the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Program.  The credits will allow the Norwalk-based company to invest and attract capital to make loans to businesses within distressed communities.

Himes Announces $545,000 in Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Fairfield

May 29, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto today announced $545,000 in funding for energy efficiency improvements in Fairfield.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and impro

Himes Gathers Input on How to Bring Smart Progress to Connecticut

May 28, 2009 Press Release

FAIRFIELD, CT—At a town hall meeting this evening, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) launched his Smart Progress for Connecticut initiative. The Congressman held the forum to gather input from constituents on what they think will prepare southwest Connecticut to be a leader in the 21st Century economy.

Himes to Announce Congressional Art Competition Winner at Ceremony this Evening

May 27, 2009 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a ceremony tonight to announce the winner of this year’s High School Congressional Art Competition. The entries will be on display at the ceremony, which will take place at Beacon Hall on the campus of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport from 5:00 to 6:30 pm this evening.

TOMORROW: Himes Will Launch Smart Progress for Connecticut Initiative at Town Hall Meeting

May 26, 2009 Press Release



Himes Will Launch Smart Progress for Connecticut Initiative at Town Hall Meeting

ABCD's Total Learning Success Guides Himes' Early Education Legislation

May 25, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT—At a roundtable discussion today at ABCD, Inc. Congressman Jim Himes announced legislation that creates a national competitive grant initiative to fund early childhood education programs based on the successful model developed by Bridgeport’s Total Learning Program.


Himes Announces $20 Million in Recovery Funds for Conn. Clean Water Programs

May 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced nearly $20 million in funding from the Recovery Act for water quality programs in Connecticut. The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Connecticut two grants that will create jobs and invest in finance green infrastructure, storm water management, and low-impact development.

Himes, Housing Leaders Attend President's Signing of Bill to Increase Homeowner Protections

May 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At a ceremony at the White House yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) joined other affordable housing leaders in support of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. This landmark legislation enables more homeowners to refinance mortgages, especially those who are current with payments but owe more than their homes are worth.

Himes Statement on Credit Card Bill Passage

May 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in support of today’s final passage the Credit Card Holder’s Bill of Rights. The legislation now heads to the White House.