Congressman Courtney Introduces Legislation To Reduce Violence Against Health Care And Social Service WorkersCongressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation this week to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers.
Congressman Courtney signaled support for upcoming legislation that would disapprove of President Trump’s recently announced national emergency declaration. Click to read more.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) joined in celebrating Ayanti Grant, who was recognized with an award from the NAACP Robertsine Duncan Youth Council at their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon for her years of commitment and dedication to public service in Norwich, CT. Ms. Grant, who oversees the operations of Congressman Courtney’s office in Norwich as District Director, was recognized in particular for her work in administering service to youth and families.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted for the ninth time to immediately fund the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies, and to end the ongoing partial government shutdown. It was the ninth piece of legislation brought forth by House Democrats and that Congressman Courtney voted in favor of to open the government and end the partial government shutdown for the 800,000 Americans who have either been furloughed or are working without pay.
In recent years, more and more homeowners in our region have discovered that their home foundations are crumbling due to the presence of a mineral called pyrrhotite in the stone aggregate originally used to mix the concrete.
“We believe that the MAFMC continues to shortchange New England states when it comes to commercial summer flounder quotas,” Courtney, Blumenthal, and Murphy argued in their letter. “New England fishermen—including many of our constituents who have spent their lives fishing in southern New England Waters—have consistently voiced their concerns regarding summer flounder quotas set by the MAFMC.”
March 13, 2019 Press Release
“With interest rates near historic lows, students and recent graduates should be able to refinance their debts in the same way that we allow business entities, homeowners, and others to refinance,” said Congressman Courtney.
“This arbitrary gap in Medicare coverage is a crisis waiting to happen for so many families in eastern Connecticut and across the country,” said Congressman Courtney.