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February 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Jim Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today announced three grants totaling $7,933,312 will help prevent homelessness and provide affordable housing and economic opportunity in Bridgeport. This first influx of Recovery funding comes the week after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.

February 26, 2009

WASHINGTON – With an eye on preventing future shocks to the American economy and improving the nation’s ability to compete on a global stage, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) and Congresswoman Melissa Bean (D-IL), co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition Financial Services Task Force, along with their colleagues, detailed the Coalition’s plan for regulatory reform of the financial services industry.

February 24, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes released the following statement regarding President Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress this evening.

February 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes and Oxford First Selectwoman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers today announced an $861,240 grant from the Department of Transportation to fund the construction of a new taxiway at Waterbury-Oxford Municipal Airport. The pair announced the grant after a meeting to discuss the local impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 19, 2009

Stamford, CT –U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Congressman Jim Himes today met with the Business Council of Fairfield County to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Obama signed into law yesterday. The bill is expected to create over 40,000 jobs in Connecticut and help lead businesses and communities toward long-term economic prosperity.

February 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today that he favors eliminating any pay increase for Members of Congress in the 2010 budget and that he will donate his 2009 increase to local charities.

February 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jim Himes, co-chair of the Financial Services Task Force of the New Democrat Coalition, and his colleagues in the Coalition called for quick and decisive action on the economic recovery package.  The New Democrat Coalition is the largest coalition of centrist Democrats in the House.