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H.R. 4939: Emergency Supplemental for Defense, the Global War on Terror and Hurricane Recovery
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Shays Launches the One Coast One Future Health Care Cluster Initiative

Shays launched the
One Coast, One Future Health Care Initiative at Norwalk Hospital with Chris Bruhl, President and CEO of the Business Council of Fairfield County; Mary Franco, Vice President of Public Affairs at Norwalk Hospital and President of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation; Paul Milton, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Norwalk Hospital; Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia; Dr. Michael Marks, Chief of the Medical Staff at Norwalk Hospital; and Paul Timpanelli, President and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council.

Congressman Christopher Shays recently launched the One Coast One Future Health Care Cluster Initiative, which will assess the region’s current and future healthcare needs and identify the resulting entrepreneurial and job creation opportunities within the healthcare industry. The Health Care Cluster Initiative is one of six components of the One Coast, One Future consortium which is funded by a nearly $1 million federal grant procured by Shays.

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Assistant Secretary of Labor, Emily DeRocco Announces a $1.5 Million Grant for
The WorkPlace, Inc.

Congressman Christopher Shays visits CTWorks' One Stop Mobile Career Coach Lab. He is pictured here with (left to right) Joe Carbone of The WorkPlace, Connecticut Commissioner for Department of Labor Pat Mayfield, Assistant Secretary of Labor Emily DeRocco, Bob Flynn of the Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster and Dr. David Levinson of Norwalk Community College.

Emily DeRocco, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, visited the Fourth Congressional District recently to highlight Congressman Shays' One Coast, One Future initiative. With $1 million in federal funding, which Shays helped secure, One Coast, One Future seeks to enhance economic links between Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford to encourage job, housing and development opportunities in the region

While in Connecticut, DeRocco also announced a $1.5 million grant for The WorkPlace, Inc. to provide on-the-job experience and training to low-income workers aged 55 and older. She toured CTWorks' One Stop Mobile Career Coach Lab, The WorkPlace's Innovation Lab and spoke to students, community and business leaders at Norwalk Community College about regional economic development.

Shays, Meehan Work for Tougher Ethics, Fair Campaign Finance Laws

Congressmen Christopher Shays and Marty Meehan (D-MA) are continuing their fight to reform the campaign finance and ethics rules on Capitol Hill. Recently, Judge Emmett Sullivan found in favor of Shays and Meehan in their lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for the FEC’s failure to bring 527 groups under campaign finance law and their 527 Reform Act is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Wednesday, April 5. The legislators also testified before the House Rules Committee recently, advocating for an Office of Public Integrity and more transparency surrounding lobbying activities.

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Shays, Hinchey Introduce Legislation to Decrease Dependence on Foreign Oil, Build Market for Renewables

Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) introduced comprehensive energy legislation today to address our nation’s growing energy needs. The bill, the Energy for Our Future Act, seeks to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil, protect the environment, build a market for renewable energy, and promote energy conservation.

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Transportation Bill Delivers $93 Million to Fourth District for Key Projects
State's roads and transit system to benefit from nearly $3 billion in federal funds

The nation's highway bill passed Congress last week, bringing $2.477 billion for Connecticut's highways and $485 million for the state's transit activities through 2009 -- a 19% increase over the previous transportation bill. The legislation includes $93 million for key transportation infrastructure projects in the Fourth District, including the Intermodal Centers in Stamford and Bridgeport.

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Statement by Congressman Shays' Office Regarding Report by the New Republic (10/26/06)
President Bush Signs Bill to Leave No Pet Behind in Disaster Planning and Evacuation (10/06/06)
Fairfield Receives $110,074 in Fire Grants from Department of Homeland Security (10/5/06)
Stamford’s Belltown Fire Department Receives $16,103 from Department of Homeland Security (10/5/06)
Shays Offers Observations, Recommendations to Improve Security in Iraq, Encourage Iraqi Political Reconciliation (10/4/06)
Shays Statement on Foley Matter (10/3/06)
Bridgeport Public School System Wins $476,753 Smaller Learning Community Grant (9/28/06)
Shays Statement in Support of Long Island Sound Stewardship Act (9/28/06)
Shays’ HOPE VI Reauthorization Bill Passes House (9/27/06)
House Passes Department of Defense Conference Report with$8 Million Marked for Fourth District (9/27/06)
Bridgeport Receives DHS Port Security Funding for Harbor Patrol Unit Equipment (9/26/06)
Shays Works for Ending Violence in Darfur (9/26/06)
Shays Holds Hearing on Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (9/26/06)
Connecticut Public Schools Receive Life-Saving NOAA Public Alert Radios (9/25/06)
Shays Statement on Coast Guard Broadwater Report (9/22/06)
Shays Fights for Stronger Borders (9/21/06)
Shays, Simmons, Reichert, Weldon Call for Chemical Security Provisions in Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (9/21/06)
GAO Finds Need to Disperse Nuclear and Radiological Prevention and Response Assets, Encourage US Cities to Conduct Radiation Surveys (9/21/06)
House Passes Lantos/Shays PETS Bill, Sends to President (9/20/06)
Shays, Castle Urge House Leadership to Only Consider Military Tribunal Legislation That Fully Adheres to Geneva Convention (9/19/06)
Economic Opportunities and Challenges Created by Regional Health Care Trends to be Measured as Part of One Coast, One Future Initiative (9/19/06)
Shays Calls for Action to Fix Medicare Physician Payments (9/18/06)
Fairfield University to Receive HHS Funds for Youth Partnership in Bridgeport (9/15/06)
Shays Completes Three-Part Hearing on Iraq: Democracy or Civil War? (9/15/06)
Shays Votes for Improved Earmark Transparency (9/14/06)
Job Search Resources Center Activated as Part of One Coast, One Future Initiative (9/14/06)
Shays Continues Three-Part Hearing on Iraq: Democracy or Civil War? (9/13/06)
Shays to Host Veterans Health Care Forum (9/13/06)
Johnson, Shays, Simmons Announce Early Release of Federal Energy Assistance Funds (9/12/06)
Shays to Hold Academy Night (9/12/06)
ABCD Wins $465,890 Grant from HHS for Jobs Program (9/11/06)

Shays Holds First of Three-Part Hearing on Iraq: Democracy or Civil War? (9/11/06)

Shays Statement on Fifth Anniversary of September 11th (9/11/06)
Shays Asks White House to Release LIHEAP Funding Soon (9/8/06)
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