Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) and John Larson (CT-1) announced approval of new federal tax relief for homeowners dealing with crumbling foundations. The relief, released through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “revenue procedure,” follows nearly 19 months of work by the two members to request the help. Read more here.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today voted against the House tax plan. During debate on the bill last night, Courtney highlighted the impact of the measure on efforts to fill jobs through job training, higher education support and other efforts to close the national “skills gap.”
Congressman Joe Courtney, Ranking Member of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, spoke today on the House floor in support of the final conference report on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Courtney voted for the agreement, which passed the House today in a 356-70 vote.
WATCH: Courtney welcomes new citizens at ceremony in EssexDuring a naturalization ceremony at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Congressman Courtney welcomed 50 new citizens to our country. Watch here.
“We need to recognize that there is nothing normal about American’s gun violence crisis,” said Courtney. “When it comes to global statistics, no other developed country even comes close to equaling the United States in terms of raw gun deaths and shooting rampages – the U.S. stands alone."
“Connecticut Sea Grant has been assisting local shellfish farmers, fishermen, and maritime conservation efforts across the Long Island Sound for fifty-years,” said Courtney. “They handle everything from connecting aquaculture producers to communities to jumpstarting fisheries. Sea Grant is a vital part of our region’s maritime economy and I am very glad that we were able to help Connecticut Sea Grant obtain this critical funding"
The members wrote: “You have stated that the objective of this regulation is to ‘expand employer and employee access to more affordable, high-quality coverage,’ a goal we share. However, we are concerned that the impact analysis fails to explain sufficiently how the Department expects this proposed rule to achieve the desired outcome. For that reason, we respectfully request specific additional information on how the Department has determined this proposed rule’s potential impacts on coverage quality and cost – from the perspective of employers and employees.”