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July 21, 2020

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.

July 10, 2020

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. 

July 7, 2020

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.

July 1, 2020

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.

June 25, 2020

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.

June 9, 2020

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. 

May 28, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on President Trump’s last-minute attack on hard-fought FISA compromise:

May 26, 2020

Covid panel poster

Bridgeport, CT — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) will host in the following public event open to the press on Thursday, May 28th.

May 15, 2020

“Today, I voted to pass the Heroes Act, a bill designed to ease the suffering of millions of Americans and increase support for the testing and tracing regime we need to safely reopen our economy.