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May 27, 2011

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today presented Purple Hearts and other service medals posthumously to the families of local veterans Frank Bassarab and Vincent Stabile. Himes presented the medals during the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Ceremony at Hall School in Bridgeport.

May 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted against FY2012 Defense Authorization bill. Although Himes has voted in favor of such authorization bills in the past, he opposed today’s bill because it gives the President unbridled new military authority, it increases defense expenditures, and it includes no plan to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.

May 24, 2011

Himes Welcomes Westport Rabbi to Give Opening Prayer Today in U.S. House

May 24 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today welcomed Westport Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn as the Guest Chaplain in the United States House of Representatives. The rabbi gave the opening prayer on the same day Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress.

May 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s letter to Congress today announcing that the United States reached the statutory debt limit.

May 12, 2011

Bridgeport, CT—In recognition of Older Americans Month, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will visit senior centers throughout the Fourth District to discuss Medicare and the federal budget.

May 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—As he travelled back to Connecticut upon conclusion of the week’s votes, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) lamented the lack of bipartisanship in Washington following the successful effort by the President, military, and intelligence personnel to eliminate one of America’s greatest enemies.

May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today co-sponsored a resolution commending President Barack Obama and the men and women of the of the military and intelligence agencies for the successful completion of the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today praised the approval of $403,000 for the Norwalk Pulse Point bus hub project. This funding will provide the required local match to the over $3 million in federal grants Himes and the Norwalk Transit District have secured to finance the project, which is expected to create or retain 78 construction-related jobs.

May 3, 2011

In the recent Dow Jones article “House Democratic Group Leaders Indicate Willingness to Deal on Debt Ceiling,” Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) reiterates his call for a clean vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. He explains that if other provisions are tied to the same vote, those provisions should only include measures that improve the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook.

April 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—In response to reports this week that House Speaker John Boehner may not even hold a vote on whether to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) reiterated his call for a clean up or down vote to prevent the United States government f