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“Today’s passage of the House’s second appropriations bill was a big step forward for some priorities that are important to eastern Connecticut, and to the nation,” said Rep. Courtney.
“I want to congratulate Nancy Cowser, Melinda Wilson, and the rest of the team at SeCTer on receiving this crucial award from the U.S. Department of Commerce and EDA,” said Congressman Courtney.
“Child care is essential, and these bills are absolutely necessary to clear a major roadblock on our nation’s path towards economic recovery,” said Congressman Courtney.
"It is time to wake up and get serious," Courtney said. "The blueprint is there with the HEROES Act in terms of making sure that we heed the warnings of President Trump’s own economic advisors, [like] Chairman Powell, and look at the numbers the morning—historic, jaw-dropping."
The lawmakers asked that the new funding be specifically targeted towards producers who were ineligible, or did not receive sufficient assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), or from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Section 12005 funds.
“The Moving Forward Act is the first infrastructure package in history to address the crumbling foundations crisis,” said Rep. Courtney.
Yesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) joined Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25) and 55 other Members of Congress in writing to Treasury Department Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and...
May 27, 2020 Press Release
“We’ve got thousands of small employers, non-profits, mom-and-pop stores, manufacturers and other small businesses in eastern Connecticut who are facing permanent financial damage from COVID-19 because their business interruption insurance fails to cover losses and closure due to the COVID-19 pandemics,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
“Last Wednesday, the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, bluntly warned that the gravity of the COVID-19 recession – worse than any recession since World War II – requires more fiscal action by Congress, and soon,” said Congressman Courtney.
Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released a letter that he wrote to several eastern Connecticut chambers of commerce to provide clarification for small businesses on the federal tax impact of a forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.