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.
Congressman Himes announces $79 million federal contract to Pitney Bowes
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the U.S. General Services Administration awarded Stamford-based Pitney Bowes a $79 million, five-year contract. The contract is for mailing equipment, supplies, and mailing solutions. Pitney Bowes employs over 1,000 employees in their Stamford headquarters and Shelton operation.
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.
Himes Chairs Hearing on Federal Reserve Board Pandemic Response
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, “Lending in a Crisis: Reviewing the Federal Reserve’s Emergency Lending Powers During the Pandemic and Examining Proposals to Address Future Economic Crises.”
Congressman Jim Himes announces $500,000 Federal Grant to the Barnum Museum
Last week, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the Barnum Museum will receive a $500,000 grant from the National Parks Service (NPS) to repair the historic building’s 79 windows. Congressman Himes joined Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Barnum’s great-great-great-granddaughter Elinor Biggs, and Barnum Museum director Kathleen Maher.
Himes, Warner Introduce Portable Retirement Investment Accounts
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Portable Retirement and Investment Account (PRIA) Act of 2021. The PRIA Act will create universal, portable retirement and investment accounts that will be accessible to all Americans throughout their lives and move our retirement system into the 21st century.
Rep. Himes announces $14.2 million in federal grants to Greenwich and Bridgeport hospitals to assist in the cost of COVID-19 response
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital will be awarded $14,212,698 in grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The $5,111,679 to Bridgeport Hospital and $9,101,398 to Greenwich Hospital will reimburse the costs accrued from the emergency response to COVID-19, including expenses for PPE equipment, testing centers, medical equipment, and increased staff presence.
Congressman Himes announces nearly $200,000 in federal funding to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will receive $194,047 in federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to empower teens to become environmental educators and advocates and to make the aquarium’s online programming more accessible to virtual visitors with special needs.