CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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June 9, 2010

Washington, DC –Tomorrow seniors who have fallen into the Medicare Part D “donut hole” coverage gap will begin to receive $250 checks to lower their prescription drug costs, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) reminded constituents. More than 4 million seniors who fall into the donut hole will get checks throughout the rest of the year.

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June 8, 2010

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June 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Next week, all full-power TV stations will stop sending analog signals and transmit only digital signals. Beginning June 12, any television receiving its signal from an antenna will need a digital converter box for an analog television to continue free access to broadcast television channels.

May 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding recent developments in the situation in the Middle East:

May 30, 2010

            WASHINGTON—Senators Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and the entire Connecticut congressional delegation announced Saturday that individuals in Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex and Windham counties that were affected by storms and heavy flooding in March, April and May can now apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC— As part of a commitment to begin reducing overall federal spending, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted against a $115 billion Democratic spending bill that largely expands existing programs and includes $60 billion in unpaid-for spending.

May 26, 2010

An article released by the Associated Press this evening announced that seniors in who are in the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” will receive their checks sooner than expected.

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May 24, 2010

NORWALK, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) outlined today at a press conference in Norwalk a set of priorities to restore accountability and transparency to the United States Congress.

May 20, 2010

Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced new guidance from the IRS now available to assist small businesses interested in applying for health care tax credits. Connecticut IRS offices will be open Saturday, June 5th to help small businesses learn more about these credits and answer questions about other federal tax matters.

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