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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Economy & Jobs

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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.

July 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney spoke on the floor of the House to advocate for an amendment he offered to the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization bill currently being debated, the Student Success Act. Courtney’s amendment would have improved access and availability for STEM education resources, encouraging students from all backgrounds to pursue higher education and careers in STEM.

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.

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