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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Economy & Jobs

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February 7, 2020 Press Release
“Ten years ago, a group of hard-working people in Middletown, Connecticut headed to work at the Kleen Energy power plant, and did not go home that evening to their friends and families,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 15, 2020 Press Release
“The population of working Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and eastern Connecticut is fortunate to be home to a large number of those seniors,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 15, 2020 Press Release
“the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposed a new tax on nonprofits, including religious organizations, which required nonprofits to pay a 21% UBIT on parking and transportation benefits provided to their employees. This tax has been an enormous burden to many nonprofit and religious organizations in Connecticut."
December 2, 2019 Press Release
“The long-awaited contract awarded today – the largest ever awarded by the Navy – provides stability and certainty to our submarine shipbuilders, greater deterrent capability to our combatant commanders, and increased workload for the industrial base,” Courtney said.
November 7, 2019 Press Release

WILLIMANTIC, CT – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) was joined by officials from Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for a tour of the final upgrades to the New England Central Rail (NECR). The NECR corridor runs from the deep-water port of New London, CT to the Vermont-Canadian border, and currently connects businesses with shipping options for raw materials and finished products on the United States via freight rail to all four Eastern Class I railroads at Palmer, MA.

September 27, 2019 Press Release
“From the new submarine production facility now under construction in Groton, to the upcoming rollout of the next block of Virginia-class submarines, there continues to be a lot of activity at hand and ahead for eastern Connecticut’s manufacturing sector,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
“American workers have gone for more than a decade without a raise in the federal minimum wage,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (H.R. 3351). The appropriations measure provides $24.6 billion to cover a broad range of government functions and services, including the Department of Treasury, Executive Office of the President, District of Columbia and Federal Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, and the Election Assistance Commission.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
“Like any merger, this one comes with a long list of questions,” said Congressman Courtney, “but the primary concern is determining what sort of impact this will have on our UTC employees and manufacturers here in Connecticut."
March 27, 2019 Press Release
“Equal work deserves equal pay – that’s no longer up for debate,” said Congressman Courtney. “Research shows that in Connecticut, women make only 79 cents for every one dollar made by their male counterparts for the same work. That is completely unacceptable, both morally and economically, and today’s vote acknowledges the compounding and generational impact that pay disparities have on the lifetime earning potential of women, and the negative effect this has on families’ financial stability.

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