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April 25, 2020 Press Release
“Many of our farming families in eastern Connecticut operate like small businesses – they’re getting hard during this pandemic, just like many other small employers, and they need access to cash flow immediately,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 25, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Last night, the U.S. Treasury Department and the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new guidance clarifying that farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers are eligible to receive funding through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as long as they meet certain requirements. The new guidance comes following Rep.

April 22, 2020 Press Release
“While we applaud the speed at which the Paycheck Protection Program was rolled out, we hope that you may address the concerns of our agricultural business constituents before additional funding is authorized for disbursement by Congress,” the members wrote.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
“These new federal dollars were authorized specifically to help rural communities get the resources they need to stay connected, stay healthy, and to keep the edge in the fight against COVID-19,” said Congressman Courtney
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“As strong advocates for hemp production in Connecticut, we write to you today to share our comments and concerns related to the interim final rules for hemp production published by your agency on October 31, 2019."
December 19, 2019 Press Release
“The USMCA takes an existing flawed agreement, and overhauls it by establishing an enforcement regime with real teeth. It’s the first trade agreement that I’ve supported since coming to Congress, and it’s the strong changes from the original version of the bill that convinced me to vote yes,” said Courtney.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to some of the most productive dairy farms in the country – it’s part of our heritage in New England,” said Congressman Courtney.
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.