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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 25, 2016 Press Release
“With work continuing to ramp-up at Electric Boat and across the network of nearly five-hundred part suppliers that support work at the shipyard, we need an all-hands-on-deck effort to make sure we are training enough to new workers to fill these positions,” said Courtney. “After watching this program come together over the past year and a half since receiving the grant funding, I’m very pleased that effort has proved even more successful than we initially hoped it would be. This success did not come easily; it took a dedicated effort led by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, our community colleges, and Electric Boat. Their work is already paying off, as the first pipeline class has exceeded expectations, and I was glad to hear past and present students share what a positive experience the program has been for them. It will play a key role in bringing growth to our region.”
October 21, 2016 Press Release
"Without access to an ELDS, it is expected that transporting dredged materials to other sites, like the Rhode Island Disposal Site, will increase carbon emissions from ships and risk of dredged material spills as transport distance is extended,” wrote the members. “Moreover, the use of the Rhode Island Sound Disposal Site's limited capacity for Long Island Sound dredging will have cascading effects on projects throughout Southern New England. Our states have been responsibly dredging in eastern Long Island Sound for over 30 years, which was recently confirmed with an A- rating on the 2016 Long Island Sound Report Card.
October 18, 2016 Press Release
“Our dairy farmers have been hit extremely hard by low farm milk prices that have sharply reduced incomes,” wrote the members. “Globally-depressed prices are hurting U.S. farmers, and leaving the dairy industry with few options to deal with the glut of low-price milk on global markets. These dairy farms make up the backbone of our rural economy, and farms both large and small act as economic drivers, providing local jobs and supporting a wide array of other businesses. If we have any hope for our rural economies to rebound and grow economically, we must act quickly to address the financial crisis hitting the nation’s dairy farms.”