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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Economy & Jobs

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October 27, 2015 Press Release
"The Export-Import Bank has provided necessary financing for U.S. exporters—with bipartisan support in Washington—for more than 80 years," Courtney said. "This year, the far-right wing of the House GOP launched an unprecedented partisan attack on the bank, which provides support to hundreds of thousands of jobs and returns millions in revenue to the U.S. Treasury each year. Companies in Connecticut and across the country need reliable access to affordable financing options to backstop their export deals in order to compete in the global economy, and American workers and families rely on the good jobs they provide."
October 21, 2015 Press Release
"Direct flights to Europe from Bradley Airport will provide a significant economic boon to the Hartford-Springfield region and beyond, strengthen our trade and tourism partnership with Ireland, and open up easier access to all of Europe for tourists and business travelers alike. Connecticut and western Massachusetts have seen a significant uptick in international tourism, and with this development, we will continue to work with our trade partners overseas to build on that trend."
October 15, 2015 Press Release
“In the wake of high-profile data breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, consumers and businesses are increasingly focused on securing their data against cyber intrusions and identity theft. I am convening this panel to highlight some of the cutting-edge work happening at UConn’s center of excellence, as well as to inform area businesses of steps they can take to protect their information,” Courtney said.
October 10, 2015 Press Release
As the Congressman of the Submarine Capital of the World, it’s an honor to welcome our guests here today – particularly First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Rauner, and to all our friends from the state of Illinois: we are proud to host you in Groton on this special day.
October 9, 2015 Press Release
"Today, a bipartisan majority of the House successfully worked together to overcome an obstinate minority of House Republicans by passing the first discharge petition since 2002 to force an up-or-down vote on reauthorization for the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank costs nothing to taxpayers—in fact, the bank returns revenue to the U.S. Treasury each year."
October 2, 2015 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is lucky to have many farms and producers right here in our own backyards,” Courtney said. “The increasing consumer focus on locally-grown food, coupled with this grant that will help Ledge Light Health District promote their farmers’ market to the surrounding communities, will be a benefit to our farms and a boost to healthy eating habits.”
September 21, 2015 Press Release

New London, CT--Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the U.S. Navy Undersea Warfighting Development Center recently established at Submarine Base New London:

September 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Connecticut delegation sent a letter to Lieutenant General Tom Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in support of the recently-released Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Long Island Sound.

August 7, 2015 In The News
WINDHAM — At a time when many businesses across the nation are struggling, Micro Precision LLC, a South Windham company, has managed to grow.
July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced that the University of Connecticut will receive a grant of $292,000 for the 2015-2016 school year to fund support services for first-generation and low-income students.

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