CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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December 16, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, CT—After years of neglect and lack of funding, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that they have secured the resources to demolish the Congress Street Bridge, as a first step to restoring this critical link within Bridgeport.  Bridge maintenance and construction are a problem across the state, according to a report issued by the Connecticut

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December 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Legislation Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass late yesterday will extend and expand the current sanctions against Iran to pressure the country into suspending its nuclear weapons program. Congressman Himes is a cosponsor of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support.

December 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has secured an additional $8.5 million for federal investment in local projects with the passage of a comprehensive agreement between the United States House and Senate on remaining 2010 fiscal year spending bills. The bill passed the House yesterday and is expected to be taken up by the Senate over the weekend.

December 11, 2009

Himes Helps Pass Financial Reform to Restore Confidence and Accountability
Himes guides Congress on key provisions to modernize
regulation and prevent future collapse

December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on Afghanistan.

December 2, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Today, leaders of the New Democrat Coalition applauded the House Financial Services Committee’s passage of comprehensive regulatory reform legislation, clearing the way for the full House to vote on these important reforms to our financial system.

November 23, 2009

A Saturday, November 21st story in The New York Times highlights analysis by a wide range of economists who say that the economy is better off today than it would have been without the Recovery Act and that predictions related to created and saved jobs are on track.

November 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today applauded the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to take the Noble Station Post Office off the list of potential closures. Himes and Finch have been working side-by-side with the local community to stress the importance of the post office to the city’s economic improvement and quality of life.

November 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted late yesterday to preserve seniors’ access to their doctors by fixing the way Medicare pays physicians. The Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act, H.R.

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November 11, 2009

On this Veterans Day, we honor a small and unique group of people. We honor those from all walks of life and all corners of our nation who stood up and donned the uniform in service of our country. In doing so, they offered each of us unimaginable sacrifice, up to and including their very lives. There is little we can do, and even less we can say, that can fully honor that sacrifice.

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