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November 5, 2015 Press Release
“While completing the NDAA took a little more effort this year, I am proud to have played a key role in getting this important measure across the finish line. The agreement passed today is a strong statement of support for Connecticut’s submarine industrial base, anchored by the men and women of Electric Boat, as well as our aerospace industry. The revised NDAA maintains all of the priorities that are critical to our state, and invests wisely in long-term national security priorities, as well as in our military families. As the House Armed Services Committee continues to grapple with a difficult budget climate in the years ahead, I am pleased that the Congressional Budget Office has identified the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund as a mechanism to realize billions in savings as we move forward with the effort to recapitalize our SSBN fleet,” Courtney said.
November 2, 2015 Press Release
"USDA Rural Development provides small towns in our region with access to low-cost loans and grant funding to support critical infrastructure projects that are vital to economic growth. I congratulate First Selectwoman Nicholson on this significant victory for Pomfret, and I will continue to work in Washington to maintain access to Rural Development funds for eastern Connecticut towns," Courtney said.
October 30, 2015 Press Release
“The annual Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit provides Connecticut suppliers with a unique opportunity to meet with international prime contractors and government officials right here in Mystic. Eastern Connecticut’s defense sector is a cornerstone of our economy, encompassing hundreds of companies throughout the state in the submarine supply chain. I encourage Connecticut companies to take advantage of this chance to increase exports and develop relationships with major defense and aerospace companies from around the world,” Courtney said.
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: