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September 29, 2020 Press Release
“The updated HEROES Act is a good faith effort to kick-start bipartisan negotiations after more than 130 days, and to find some common ground on a much-needed relief package,” said Rep. Courtney.
“In 1937, a freshman member of Congress who represented my district in eastern Connecticut, Representative William Fitzgerald..."
September 22, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act keeps the government open, and it ensures that construction of the Columbia-class submarine program will move ahead on schedule,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bipartisan bill that would establish a pregnant worker’s right to reasonable workplace accommodations. H.R.
“Groton is home to some of the most talented shipbuilders in the world, and today’s announcement by the Navy is another endorsement of the value that they and other private shipyards contribute to the readiness of our submarine force,” said Congressman Courtney.
“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.