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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Agriculture

More on Agriculture

October 29, 2019 Press Release
“Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
“The volatility of the dairy market over the past decade has made us keenly aware of the importance for stability among New England dairies. From Farm Service Agency supports to the Rural Energy for America Program, the federal government has played a key role in helping our farms become more fiscally and environmentally efficient,” the delegation wrote.
September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595). The SAFE Act would allow hemp and marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. Congressman Courtney is an original cosponsor of the SAFE Banking Act, which passed the House by a vote of 321-103.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
“These funds will help insure the safety and security of both officers and residents in Plainfield,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA), and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) introduced the Young Farmer Success Act--a bipartisan effort to preserve America’s agricultural economy and the security of its national food supply by adding full-time farmers and ranchers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  

June 5, 2019 Press Release
“Milk provides the cornerstone of a healthy meal for our nation’s children,” Rep. Courtney said. “It packs valuable nutrients including protein, potassium, and calcium—a solid foundation for building a healthy menu in America’s schools."
May 9, 2019 Press Release
“I’ve long seen industrial hemp production as a tremendous opportunity for our state’s agricultural sector and economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 14, 2019 Press Release
“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.”
December 12, 2018 Press Release
“The passage of this bill is welcome news throughout eastern Connecticut. This farm bill agreement includes many important provisions aimed at providing support and a level playing field for established crops and farm commodities in our region, while breaking down barriers to developing others,” Courtney said.
May 18, 2018 Press Release
“Without the federal funding provided by CDBG program, our local municipalities would struggle to fund valuable public services and housing assistance programs that are often taken for granted,” said Courtney. “CDBG has become a critical vehicle for getting federal dollars into the hands of local governments who need this annual cash infusion to maintain these services and programs. Proposals to eliminate CDBG would have a devastating impact on our region and our state, which is why I will continue to work across the aisle to preserve this vital program as Congress debates the 2019 budget in the weeks ahead.”

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