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April 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today called attention to Equal Pay Day by highlighting the recent passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In addition, he called on all Americans to work together to achieve equal pay for equal work by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

April 26, 2010

In case you missed it, today's national news provides further evidence that American families are beginning to feel some effects of an economic turnaround. Articles in USA Today, Bloomberg, and The New York Times point toward an improving economy. Experts assert that the economy is beginning to move in the right direction and that the recovery is here to stay.

April 26, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today helped pass legislation that will block a previously-set 2011 pay raise for Members of Congress. The legislation is expected to save the taxpayers $1 million, and an identical bill passed the Senate last week.

April 24, 2010

WASHINGTON—Senators Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman and the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation applauded President Barack Obama’s decision to sign a major disaster declaration for Connecticut.  Federal aid will now be available to supplement local and state recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms last month.

April 23, 2010

Rep. Jim Himes released the following statement,which was read at today's L'Ambiance Plaza memorial today.

Regrettably I could not be present at the L’Ambiance Plaza memorial procession and wreath laying; however, I extend my sincerest greetings to everyone in attendance.

April 22, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The anniversary of Earth Day today reminds us of 40 years of progress toward improving the state of our planet and highlights the need to move forward with stronger, smarter protections in the 21st century, Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4)  said today.

April 21, 2010

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today affirms that a large majority of Americans support early provisions included in the health care reform act that will take effect this year.

April 16, 2010

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April 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Connecticut Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging him to provide federal assistance to Connecticut’s cities, towns, businesses, and residents affected by recent severe weather.

April 12, 2010

Washington, DC– Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) reminded constituents today that Connecticut taxpayers are seeing significant relief as a result of new tax breaks for middle and low-income families.