Himes Chairs Hearing on Natural Resource Exploitation
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) chaired a hearing of the National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee entitled, “From Timber to Tungsten: How the Exploitation of Natural Resources Funds Rogue Organizations and Regimes.”
At Himes Urging, Biden Approves Disaster Declaration for Connecticut
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that President Biden has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Ida, which struck the state in early September, causing immense property damage.
Hurricane Ida Disaster Resources
President Biden approved Governor Lamont’s request to declare a major disaster for the State of Connecticut and several counties due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Fairfield County residents with uninsured losses from Hurricane Ida may be eligible to get certain expenses covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Congressman Himes Announces $1.25 Million in Federal Grant Funding for Drug-Free Communities Support Programs
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that two community coalitions, the Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and Fairfield Public Schools in partnership with Fairfield CARES, received Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. Each will be awarded $625,000 over five years, totaling $1.25 million in funding to address local youth substance use.
Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy, Jones Request Assistance for Byram River Basin Flooding Project
Washington, DC— Last week, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) asking it to prioritize using recently approved construction funding for the Byram River Basin project.