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Himes Opposes Republican Cuts to Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Programs

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the House Republican majority’s Energy-Water appropriations bill (H.R. 2028) for fiscal year 2016. Himes voted against the bill, which the House passed today by a vote of 240-177.

Himes Statement on Budget Votes

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today after voting against the House Republican Majority’s budget for fiscal 2016. The Republican budget would slash transportation and infrastructure investments, cut college financial aid, reduce Head Start enrollment, repeal the Affordable Care Act, threaten the Medicare guarantee for new retirees and increase seniors’ health costs.

Himes to Hold Post-Sandy Assistance Info Session Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC - November 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Saturday, December 1, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold an information session where representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will outline the services they offer to those affected by Superstorm Sandy, including individual assistance for home owners and physical disaster loans and economic injury loans for businesses affected by the hurricane. The meeting will include an overview of assistance available for those who wish to elevate their homes and businesses to avoid future flood damage

The WorkPlace to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - July 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) along with Senator Richard Blumenthal announced a $938,360 grant today for The Workplace in Bridgeport. The funding will be used to improve housing stability for 300 veteran families in Southwest Connecticut. This includes helping them obtain VA and other benefits, case management related to housing, and other services as necessary

Himes, DeLauro Announce $300K Grant to WorkPlace, Inc. to Help At-Risk Vets Find Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that the WorkPlace, Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant to help give formerly incarcerated veterans a second chance to successfully transition in the civilian world. The program will specifically assist these at-risk veterans in their efforts to secure employment and avoid homelessness.

Tax Day Highlights New Tax Relief for Connecticut Families

Washington, DC - April 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) reminded constituents today that Connecticut taxpayers are seeing significant relief as a result of new tax breaks for middle and low-income families. As noted by former Reagan policy advisor Bruce Bartlet, ?“…federal taxes are very considerably lower by every measure since Obama became president.” All totaled, Congress has enacted over $800 billion in tax cuts, including the Making Work Pay, First-time Homebuyer, and new residential energy tax credits, with another $285 billion in cuts also making their way through Congress, such as permanent estate tax relief and the R&D tax credit to spur business innovation.“The tax cuts we enacted this past year are putting money back in the pockets of hard-working Connecticut families and individuals,” said Himes. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to take advantage of this year's new tax cuts.”

Himes Supports Historic Legislation to Help America Lead the Energy Revolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) last week helped pass sweeping, bipartisan energy reform that will create jobs, strengthen national security, protect Connecticut consumers, and push back the tide of global warming. President Obama’s American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES Act) passed the United States House Friday and includes a provision written by Congressman Himes to make energy-efficient housing more affordable

Himes, Housing Leaders Attend President’s Signing of Bill to Increase Homeowner Protections

WASHINGTON, DC - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — 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. Provisions in the bill also help restore the flow of credit.

Himes Announces $20 Million in Recovery Funds for Conn. Clean Water Programs

Washington, DC - May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today announced nearly $20 million in funding from the Recovery Act for water quality programs in Connecticut. The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Connecticut two grants that will create jobs and invest in finance green infrastructure, storm water management, and low-impact development.

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Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Pleads Guilty to Stealing from HUD...

John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 53, of New Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of theft from programs receiving federal funds