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August 27, 2021 Press Release
“We’ve still got long lines at our food banks, and eastern Connecticut dairy farmers will tell you they’re still working to get back up to full speed—the Dairy Donation Program will help tackle both of those issues,” said Rep. Courtney. 
August 24, 2021 Press Release
“The new Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program is going to put relief straight into the pockets of eastern Connecticut dairy farmers to help make up for the steep drop-off in milk prices they saw in late 2020," said Courtney.
July 23, 2021 Press Release
“No industry was hit harder by COVID-19 than America’s dairy farmers, and our bipartisan bill would mean a big step forward in helping them come back stronger than before,” said Rep. Courtney.
May 26, 2021 Press Release
One of the best ways to encourage healthy eating is within the federal school meal programs under your jurisdiction,” Courtney and Thompson wrote.
April 21, 2021 Press Release
“Congress needs to work together to keep the economic recovery going, and the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act would help farmers and small businesses in eastern Connecticut finally access the financial services they need to operate competitively,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 6, 2021 Press Release
“There’s a lot more work ahead to help our farmers and fishermen to get back above water and recover from this pandemic, but this announcement from the Biden Administration that next shot in the arm we’ve all been waiting on,” said Rep. Courtney.
March 16, 2021 Press Release
“We had over 4,000 folks in eastern Connecticut join us on last night’s town hall, and there’s no question that people have been waiting for the support that the American Rescue Plan provides,” Courtney said.
February 2, 2021 Press Release

NORWICH, CT—Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Reps. John Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05), announced that Connecticut fishermen have officially secured an increase in commercial harvest quota allocations for black sea bass. Today’s announcement comes following the Connecticut Congressional delegation’s recent outreach to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council (ASMFC) in support of Connecticut’s fishermen.

November 17, 2020 Press Release
“UCONN’s Connecticut Sea Grant program has worked to support our local fishermen and shellfish farmers for years,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 15, 2020 Press Release
“Approval of Connecticut’s spending plan means that two streams of federal COVID financial assistance are officially on the table for an industry that has been excluded for months now,” Congressman Joe Courtney said.