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June 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today co-sponsored and helped pass an amendment to the FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Act that restores eligibility for towns in the Fourth District to receive funding to fight terrorism.

June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and The WorkPlace, Inc., President & CEO Joe Carbone today announced $650,000 in two separate grants to provide job training for veterans to prepare them for civilian jobs. Both grants are critical for The WorkPlace to continue existing successful programs.

May 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted in favor of a proposal that would have raised the nation’s debt ceiling by a responsible amount to ensure the United States could continue to pay its bills. The legislation failed as the House GOP and many other members of Congress continued playing politics with the full faith and credit of the United States government.

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.