Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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July 20, 2010

Washington, DC – Four Members of Congress today announced their formation of a new congressional “Spending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group” and unveiled legislation to cut billions of dollars in wasteful spending from the federal budget.  Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the new working group, Co-chair John Adler (D-NJ), and the groups’ other founding members, Peter Welch (D-VT) and Jim

July 19, 2010

“At long last, we will see an end to combat operations in Iraq. We can never sufficiently thank or adequately repay all those men and women, and their families, who sacrificed so much in support of this mission, but it is high time these brave soldiers returned home.

July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement today in support of President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget.

July 8, 2010

STAMFORD, CT--Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Mayor Mike Pavia welcomed Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff to Stamford today to announce a federal grant of $16 million to begin construction of Phase 2 of the Stamford Urban Transitway (SUT).

July 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that the WorkPlace, Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant to help give formerly incarcerated veterans a second chance to successfully transition in the civilian world. The program will specifically assist these at-risk veterans in their efforts to secure employment and avoid homelessness.

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).