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May 17, 2010

Bridgeport, CT –At an art show at Housatonic Community College this evening, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that Sarah Hafey of Fairfield is the first place winner of this year’s 4th District Congressional Art Competition. As winner, Sarah will attend a ceremony in Washington, DC this spring, and her photograph will be displayed in the Capitol along with winners from all 50 states.

May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC –This weekend Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) met with local students he nominated who will attend United States Service Academies this fall. The students and their families joined him for lunch at the Westport VFW on Saturday.

May 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—At the urging of Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), the United States House of Representatives will now require Members of Congress who travel on official business as part of a congressional delegation (CODEL) to return unused per diem funds to the United States Treasury. No clear procedure for remitting unused per diem funds was in place prior to this change.

May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced today he has secured three significant authorizations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study flooding, flood control, and environmental restoration throughout Fairfield County.

May 11, 2010

An article today in Bloomberg News titled “Obama Defies Pessimists as Rising Economy Converges With Stocks” points out that that “economy has … strengthened beyond expectations at the time Obama took office” and highlights the Recovery Act as essential to this improvement. Other key points include:

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—The United States House today unanimously passed a resolution authored by Congressmen Jim Himes (CT-4), Mike McMahon (NY-13), and John Hall (NY-19) commending the effort to find and capture the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square this past Saturday.  H. Res.

May 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT), Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and the Connecticut Congressional delegation today announced that Connecticut will receive $1 million in emergency relief funds immediately available to the state to repair bridges damaged by March’s floods.

May 3, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a workshop to introduce small and minority-owned local businesses to the government procurement process on Friday, May 7th. Many local businesses could qualify for government contracts but do not have the certification or contacts necessary to secure projects.

May 3, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the suspect in the Time Square bombing attempt.