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July 29, 2010

Today economists Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder released the first comprehensive study that estimates the total effect of fiscal and financial policies of the last few years.  In a summary of the analysis today, The New York Times wrote that the “sweeping interventions to prop up the economy since 2008 helped avert a second Depression.”

July 28, 2010

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes announced today that his Spending Cut and Deficit Reduction Working Group today achieved action on the first of its proposed federal spending cuts in the U.S. House, just one week after the group’s formation was officially announced.

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.–President Obama has signed into law the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, which will increase security, law enforcement, and accountability on cruise ships in international waters.  Himes cosponsored this legislation and has advocated for its passage on behalf of the family of a local Greenwich man.

July 27, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold three town hall meetings in early August (note: this is from 2010) to discuss the complex nature of the fiscal problems facing our country and to gather input from constituents on how they would like to see the federal budget balanced.

July 25, 2010

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia, and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved $1 million for completion of the Stamford Urban Transitway and $450,000 for the construction of Bridgeport’s Congress Street Bridge.

July 24, 2010

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the death of two Bridgeport firefighters:

July 21, 2010

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today applauded the Department of Veterans’ Affairs new plan to improve care for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  New rules will make it easier for veterans – including those who may have been denied benefits in the past – to receive the care and benefits they have earned.

July 21, 2010

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the signing of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law.