Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Appropriations Act.

"Although the cuts in the CR are painful, I’m pleased both sides of the aisle have come together to support a plan that prevents a government shutdown and protects some of our most important priorities so that we now move forward with the important discussion of next year’s budget and fixing our long-term deficit problems. In terms of today’s agreement, I am particularly satisfied that TIGER grants, including the funding to redevelop Steel Pointe in Bridgeport, have been preserved and funding for the SEC and CFTC will increase to support protections for investors and consumers enacted as part of Wall Street reform."