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June 29, 2009

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes today supported a Homeland Security Appropriations plan that will make America safer with investments in emergency planning, response, and communications, including $265,000 to the Westport Fire Department. Funding secured by Congressman Himes will provide the necessary resources to replace the town’s aging emergency generator at its Fire Headquarters.

June 28, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) last week helped pass sweeping, bipartisan energy reform that will create jobs, strengthen national security, protect Connecticut consumers, and push back the tide of global warming.

June 26, 2009

Stamford, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will participate in the following events during the upcoming District Work Period. Members of the press are welcome.

Bridgeport Barnum Festival Parade
WHEN: Sunday June 28, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parade starts at North Avenue and Clinton Avenue and ends at Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd Bridgeport

June 24, 2009

Washington, DC—Congressman Jim Himes continued his effort this week to help ensure veterans have reliable access to the benefits they earned through their service. Votes the Congressman took will expand and improve Veterans Affairs health care, and a workshop the Congressman held Monday helped veterans apply for the new college tuition benefits available from the Webb-Mitchell G.I. Bill.

June 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today announced $12,835,255 in grants to local organizations to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.  A member of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Himes is committed to protecting Southwest Connecticut from the fear and consequences of terrorism.

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.