If you want to tell Jim Himes what’s on your mind when it comes to health care — or if you want to hear what your congressman thinks about it — you have plenty of chances next week.
Himes is holding three health care town hall meetings across his district. Here’s the schedule (all three begin at 6:30 p.m.):
– Monday, Aug. 31, in Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road
– Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Norwalk City High School Auditorium, 23 Calvin Murphy Drive
– Thursday, Sept. 3, in Bridgeport City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace
This Sunday’s Connecticut Post features a look at Himes’ first nine months in office from Jennifer Dlouhy, the Washington correspondent for the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Here’s an excerpt:
“He’s emerged as a major player on the thorny issues of executive compensation and financial regulation, even as he grapples with how to meet the wide-ranging needs of a district that encompasses both the tony suburbs of the Connecticut ‘Gold Coast’ and the struggling industrial cities of Norwalk and Bridgeport.
“Himes is learning to navigate that tough political terrain while finding his footing in Congress — an institution where seniority rules and the freshman is smack at the bottom of the pecking order. While adapting to the rules and rigors of Capitol Hill, Himes is acutely aware that his seat is a major GOP target.”
Jennifer also takes a look at the most revealing votes Himes has cast so far and analyzes how loyal Himes has been to the Obama agenda.