Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a spending package designed to fund large portions of the government for the next fiscal year. Included in the package was the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, which contained $61 billion in emergency spending to expand access to broadband for underserved communities.
Washington, DC – Last night, The House of Representatives passed the Childcare is Essential Act and the Childcare for Economic Recovery Act. These bills are essential to providing immediate relief for suffering childcare centers and providing long-term stability to the industry.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, The House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310-107. This act fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.
Washington, DC – Today, The House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295-125. The bill funds defense and related programs and is one of the largest pieces of legislation that Congress passes each year.
Bridgeport, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced The WorkPlace will receive a nearly $2 million Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The WorkPlace is a workforce development organization that has been serving Southwest Connecticut for over 36 years.
Bridgeport, CT – Today, the Small Business Administration announced 16,495 small businesses in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District received between $1.3-2.4 billion* in loan assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), supporting 140,916 jobs.
Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 2, the Moving Forward Act. This bill will provide the funding to reduce both traffic congestion and dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and enable America to remain competitive in a global economy where many of our rivals are out-investing us in infrastructure.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted for the Justice in Policing Act which passed the House of Representatives of 236-181. This comprehensive legislative package would drastically reform policing, hold bad actors accountable, and help mend the relationship between law enforcement agencies and local communities.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Child First will receive a $3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Child First is an evidence-based, two-generation, home-based trauma and mental health intervention that heals and protects young children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity.