During debate on a rule governing debate on a bill removing endangered species protections for the gray wolf, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) took to the floor to oppose a procedural gimmick in the measure that blocks a resolution to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in the Yemen Civil War. Under the War Powers Act, the Yemen resolution (H.Con.Res.138), could have been called to the floor for a vote under expedited procedures. The rule passed on November 14th, however, prevents this from occurring.
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.
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.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“Forty-three years after the end of the Vietnam War, our government is still failing to properly care for servicemembers who were exposed to the toxic chemical known as Agent Orange,” said Congressman Courtney. “The Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act is a long overdue reform to the way the Veterans Administration recognizes the claims of Agent Orange victims. This bill would not be possible without the tireless efforts of one of my constituents, Mr. Gerry Wright, who has singlehandedly crisscrossed the country to raise the alarm about untreated Agent Orange cases. It’s a commonsense bill which will remove one of the most frustrating and onerous barriers that has denied veterans critical assistance for decades. It’s time to correct an injustice, it’s time to pass this bill.”
January 14, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement from Mr. Geiger and Electric Boat is good news for eastern Connecticut and for the state,” said Congressman Courtney. “This year’s projection of nearly 900 new hires represents a continued strong, upward trajectory for both the local and regional economies and builds on over 1,000 new hires in Connecticut over the past year.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to ensure that federal workers who have been furloughed or who have worked without pay during the current partial government shutdown are compensated fairly and expeditiously.