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June 8, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes will hold a workshop the evening of Monday, June 22nd to help veterans apply for the newly-available college tuition benefits made possible by the Webb-Mitchell GI Bill.  Members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, can receive up to four academic years of e

June 8, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass bipartisan legislation to ease veterans’ transition into civilian life when they return home from active duty. The Wounded Veteran Job Security Act overwhelmingly passed the United State House or Representatives late yesterday.

June 2, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim  Himes (CT-4) announced Nick Weir of Westport as the first place winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Nick attends Staples High School and won with a self portrait titled “Nick, Weird.” His painting will hang in a corridor of the United States Capitol along with the winning pieces from across the country.

June 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Just over 100 Days since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became law, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced an $85 million tax credit for GE Capital through the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Program.  The credits will allow the Norwalk-based company to invest and attract capital to make loans to businesses within distressed communities.

May 29, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto today announced $545,000 in funding for energy efficiency improvements in Fairfield.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and impro

May 28, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT—At a town hall meeting this evening, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) launched his Smart Progress for Connecticut initiative. The Congressman held the forum to gather input from constituents on what they think will prepare southwest Connecticut to be a leader in the 21st Century economy.

May 27, 2009

Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a ceremony tonight to announce the winner of this year’s High School Congressional Art Competition. The entries will be on display at the ceremony, which will take place at Beacon Hall on the campus of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport from 5:00 to 6:30 pm this evening.

May 26, 2009



Himes Will Launch Smart Progress for Connecticut Initiative at Town Hall Meeting

May 25, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, CT—At a roundtable discussion today at ABCD, Inc. Congressman Jim Himes announced legislation that creates a national competitive grant initiative to fund early childhood education programs based on the successful model developed by Bridgeport’s Total Learning Program.

May 20, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced nearly $20 million in funding from the Recovery Act for water quality programs in Connecticut. The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Connecticut two grants that will create jobs and invest in finance green infrastructure, storm water management, and low-impact development.