CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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May 20, 2009

WASHINGTON – At a ceremony at the White House yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) joined other affordable housing leaders in support of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act. This landmark legislation enables more homeowners to refinance mortgages, especially those who are current with payments but owe more than their homes are worth.

May 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC--Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement in support of today’s final passage the Credit Card Holder’s Bill of Rights. The legislation now heads to the White House.

May 18, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) helped pass legislation yesterday that would bring over $8.5 million to Fairfield County schools and create local construction jobs. The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (H.R. 2187) encourages energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources in schools to help create healthier, safer learning environments.

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May 13, 2009

Washington, DC— Congressman Jim Himes congratulated Stamford Police Officer Wayne James who has received an honorable mention award from Top Cops for heroically saving the life of a domestic violence victim and a fellow officer. The National Association of Police Officers (NAPO) facilitates the Top Cops program.

May 13, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today along with lead sponsor Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) announced the Green Resources for Energy-Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act, legislation they crafted that closes the gap between the cost of “green” development and traditional building techniques.

May 12, 2009

Washington, DC--- Congressman Jim Himes today cosponsored legislation that would ban lawmakers from taking campaign contributions from executives, board members, and lobbyists of organizations that receive earmark requests from that Member of Congress.

May 7, 2009

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes helped pass the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2009, aimed at curbing the confusing, abusive, and predatory lending that helped create the foreclosure crisis.  The bill would outlaw many of the mortgage industry practices that marked the subprime lending boom, and it would deter borrowers from deliberately misstating their income to qual

May 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced $2.4 million in funding for local law enforcement and crime prevention for communities in Connecticut’s 4th District, including $1.6 million for the City of Bridgeport, through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

May 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services will award $1,157,671 million in Recovery Act funding to provide meals to tens of thousands of Connecticut seniors in need.

May 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes announced today that starting tomorrow Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries in Connecticut will begin receiving $250 checks to supplement their regular benefits. The one-time payments are part of the Recovery Act passed by Congress and earlier this year and will directly help over 550,000 Connecticut residents.

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