Jim Himes joins “No Labels” rally

Rep. Jim Himes

Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes has joined more than 70 supporters of a group called No Labels Problem Solvers on July 18 at what they called “a bipartisan rally to announce the No Labels Make Government Work! plan,” the congressman’s press office reported.

Mr. Himes, a Democrat who represents the 4th District, is a cosponsor of the group’s legislation, his press office said. This legislation would “improve the energy efficiency of government buildings, withhold congressional pay if Congress fails to pass a budget, help end the backlog of veterans waiting to get the benefits they earned, and institute a biennial budgeting cycle to avoid annual, partisan budget showdowns.”

“The partisan conflicts that have defined Congress over the past several years have severely limited the amount of good our government can do,” Mr. Himes said. “These bills will help make government work better and more effectively for the people, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get these bipartisan and common-sense bills signed into law.”

The bipartisan group has 80 members of Congress, Mr. Himes’ press office noted, and they are “committed to putting country ahead of party and ending partisan gridlock.”

His press office also noted that a video of the congressman speaking at the rally may be viewed on Facebook.

The congressman’s district is comprised of 17 Fairfield County communities, including Weston.

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