CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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June 19, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced the United States House of Representatives has designated funding for three public safety projects in Fairfield County as part of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act (HR 2847).

June 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Himes (CT-04) today announced a $604,846 grant to The WorkPlace, Inc. to fund their YouthBuild Bridgeport program, which assists at-risk, out-of-school youth obtain their diplomas or GEDs while providing vocational training in the construction industry. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was awarded through the Department of Labor.

June 17, 2009

Washington, DC—Interest-free loans to help small businesses facing short-term financial challenges are now available under a new program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Rep.

June 17, 2009

WASHINGTON – Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Melissa Bean (IL-8), Co-Chairs of the New Democrat Financial Services Task Force, and other leaders of the New Democrat Coalition joined President Obama at the White House today to support his proposed reform of the regulations governing financial services.

June 11, 2009

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Rosa L. DeLauro (CT – 3) and Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement after a single-engine plane trying to land at Sikorsky Memorial Airport this morning skidded off the end of the runway and crashed into the Main Street Fence.

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June 10, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide a $2.8 million grant to the City of Bridgeport to replace 40 aging bus engines with cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines. The new engines will reduce maintenance costs, improve performance and reliability, and extend the life span of the buses.

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June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that over $363 million is now available for Connecticut schools under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act funding will help local schools keep teachers in the classroom and make much-needed reforms that are currently at risk because of state and local budget cuts.

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June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) joined President Obama in urging members of the House and Senate to pass legislation requiring that any new mandatory government spending be matched with budget cuts or savings elsewhere.

June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON—In response to yesterday’s ruling by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals which dismissed a challenge to the FAA’s proposed airspace redesign in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia corridor, Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement:

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June 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) announced that Fairfield University will receive a $219,395 medical research grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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