Representing the 4th District of Connecticut


February 16, 2010

STAMFORD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes today joined seniors at the Cross Road Residences in Stamford to tour the facility, which is being renovated with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 16, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport will hire 20 additional police officers as a result of a grant from the Recovery Act, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and Police Chief Joe Gaudett announced today. The Bridgeport Police Department is now recruiting to fill these 20 open positions.

February 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the President’s signing of Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) (H.J. Res. 45) into law late yesterday:

February 9, 2010

STAMFORD, Connecticut-Joined by Congressman Jim Himes and IRS Acting Director Norma Brudwick  the message was “take your money, you earned it.”

February 8, 2010

WESTPORT, CT - Congressman Himes (CT-4) joined first responders at the Westport Fire Department today to discuss emergency preparedness and highlight how a new emergency generator will better equip them to respond to disasters. The funding will allow the purchase of a new generator that will supply standby power for the town’s emergency headquarters complex.

February 7, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the Kleen Energy explosion in Middletown, Connecticut today.

"My heart goes out to the victims of the Kleen Energy explosion. As we continue to ascertain the cause of and damages associated with this tragic event, my office will be available to any resident who requires assistance."

February 5, 2010

STAMFORD, CT – Injured Haitians desperately in need of medical treatment will soon have advanced technology available to the medical professionals providing their care.  Through a partnership of Stamford Hospital, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA (Fujifilm), and AmeriCares, a portable digital x-ray system is being donated to the Haitian relief effort and will be sent to a hospital

February 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC— Environment Connecticut has announced that Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) earned a perfect score on their 2009 environmental scorecard. Himes’ 100% record is a result of his support for a wide range of pro-environment policies in 2009.

January 27, 2010

STAMFORD, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) joined the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in Stamford today to highlight how new federal investment will assist the center in creating jobs and helping women entrepreneurs. The funding, secured by Himes and WBDC through the appropriations process, will be used by the center to expand their services to more businesses.

January 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted today to give final approval to legislation that will begin to close the gender pay gap by reversing a Supreme Court decision that has kept women from pursuing pay discrimination claims. This bill now goes to President Obama and will likely be the first major piece of legislation he signs into law.