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July 7, 2015 Press Release
New London is one of 12 communities nationwide to receive Full-Service Community Schools Grant
June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after voting against fast track authority to limit Congressional oversight of free trade agreement negotiations:

June 9, 2015 Press Release

Norwich, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today issued the following statement on the Navy’s announcement of the establishment of a new Undersea Warfighting Development Center at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London. The new center has command authority over two detachments of the center, located in San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia.

May 29, 2015 Press Release
Norwich, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney announced today that Electric Boat has been awarded a $46 million contract to conduct planning efforts for the upcoming overhaul of the USS Montpelier (SSN 765).
May 28, 2015 Press Release
GROTON, CT--Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to Electric Boat (EB) in Groton to discuss the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s critical role in expanding job training and opening doors to employment for eastern Connecticut workers.
May 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in presenting the President’s “E” Award for achievements in exports to the Dymotek Corporation of Ellington, Connecticut.  Courtney attended the award ceremony at the Commerce Department in Washington, where six Connecticut companies received the President’s “E” Award, which recognizes the contribution companies have made to increasing American exports, creating jobs, and building export markets.

April 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, welcomed representatives from Connecticut defense manufacturers to the 2015 Sea Air Space Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual expo provides a platform for companies to pursue business opportunities with the U.S. military and prime contractors, as well as highlight the important role of the sea services in our nation’s defense.

April 13, 2015 Press Release
NORWICH, CT—Friday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2)  joined Rachael Johnston, a real estate broker, and Evan Preston, State Director of ConnPIRG, to call for action on Courtney’s bill, H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
February 6, 2015 Press Release
NORWICH, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Bryan Hurlburt, State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, visited Bahler Farms in Ellington to highlight the high enrollment rate in the new Dairy Margin Protection Program among dairy farms in Connecticut. 
“The new Dairy Margin Protection Program—which I supported during the crafting of the 2014 Farm Bill—provides flexible insurance coverage for our region’s dairy farms when prices dip,” Courtney said.
January 16, 2015 Press Release
Norwich, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor announced a $1.2 million grant to Connecticut’s “Shared Work Program” to help keep employees on the job during downturns in their company’s business.
“Helping employers retain valuable workers during a downturn in business is the best way to keep those employees connected to a job, rather than face the total loss of a layoff,” Congressman Courtney said. “I applaud Secretary Perez for awarding these funds, which will bolster our fragile recovery.