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June 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today helped pass legislation to end taxpayer bailouts of big banks, protect consumers and investors, and increase transparency in the American financial system.  The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act addresses the root causes of the economic crisis, which cost 8 million jobs and $17 trillion in savings, to help ensure we never again fac

June 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Chris Murphy, Joe Courtney, and Jim Himes sent a letter to Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan today calling on his office to investigate exorbitant insurance rate increases requested by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem).

June 27, 2010

NORWALK, CT—Yesterday Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) welcomed Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Chair of the Livable Communities Task Force, to Norwalk for a discussion with area experts on developing and implementing a pro-growth transportation strategy for Southwest Connecticut. Blumenauer is a nationally-renowned expert in smart growth transportation policies.

June 25, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes ct-4) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s storms in Bridgeport.

June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation today that will shine a light on the role of special interests by increasing disclosure and strengthening transparency in federal campaigns.  The bipartisan DISCLOSE Act will prevent big corporations from drowning out the voices of the American people in elections.

June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation yesterday that will grant subpoena power to the commission investigating the BP oil spill (H.R. 5481).  The commission, which was established by Executive Order and based on legislation introduced in the House in early May (H.R.

June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation today that will leverage $300 billion in lending for small businesses and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. The bill, which expands much-needed lending to small businesses and offers tax incentives to help America’s small businesses grow, is fully paid for and will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next ten years.

June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC— The U.S. House today passed by unanimous content a resolution recognizing the importance of Juneteenth Independence Day. Himes, a cosponsor of the legislation, issued the following statement:

June 14, 2010

Washington, DC – Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03), Chris Murphy (CT-05), and Jim Himes (CT-04) announced today that The Workplace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development Board, will be receiving a grant of $500,000 to provide local veterans with green job training.