Courtney Announces His Amendment To Return Stonington Wharf To Town Passes The House

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that his amendment to restore the Old Stonington Wharf to the Town of Stonington was passed by the House of Representatives as a part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). The historic Stonington wharf which was once an important dock and social gathering area for the town has been deteriorating for decades.

Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congressman John Larson (D-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Congressman Jim Himes (D-4), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) announced more than $3 million in federal grants under the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to prevent veteran homelessness in Connecticut. The grants will provide access to critical services to help very low-income veterans’ families avoid homelessnes

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

Murphy Announces New Federal Housing Dollars for Homeless Vets in Waterbury

WASHINGTON, DC - March 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chris Murphy today announced that the Waterbury Housing Authority will receive $257,629 for 40 vouchers to help the region's homeless veteran population through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH)

Congress Sends Murphy’s Bipartisan Bill to Provide More Housing for People with Disabilities to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- After quick approval in the U.S. Senate on Friday, ushered through by Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), today the U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to President Obama to sign Congressman Chris Murphy's (CT-5) legislation to provide thousands of new affordable housing units for low income, disabled individuals across the country.

Murphy Visits Vet House to Announce New Federal Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans in...

DANBURY, CT - August 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) visited Vet House in Danbury for a tour and to announce that for the first time, Danbury is receiving 15 new federal housing vouchers dedicated to housing homeless veterans in the city. Currently, there are at least 1,000 homeless veterans in Connecticut on any given night, and in the 5th Congressional District, 10% of homeless adults have served in the military.

Murphy Helps Secure Federal Energy Efficiency Grant for Cheshire and Other Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the support of Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5), the federal Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it is awarding a $4.1 million grant to the "Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge," a consortium of 14 Connecticut communities and nine project partners, which includes Cheshire

Key Committee Clears Murphy Bill to Power Collinsville Dams; Town-Operated Refurbished Dams Could Power...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to put Connecticut residents in control of their power needs, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) secured passage in the House Energy and Commerce Committee of a bill to allow the town Canton to operate its dams, in cooperation with Avon and Burlington. The Collinsville dams, once retrofitted, are expected to produce about two Megawatts of power, enough to power more than 1,500 homes.

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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