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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Economy & Jobs

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January 15, 2015 Press Release
Groton, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after Electric Boat President Jeff Geiger presented a strong and positive outlook for the yard at its annual legislative breakfast, including plans that EB expects to hire approximately 600 workers at their Groton shipyard in 2015.
 
“EB’s strong hiring outlook will provide a powerful boost to our eastern Connecticut economy, and I am proud to play a direct role on the House Seapower Subcommittee in ensuring continued support for the submarine construction, design and support programs th
December 17, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Last night, the Senate approved a House-passed legislative package of “tax extenders” for 2014, sending the bill to President Obama for his signature. Today, Congressman Joe Courtney highlighted the inclusion of a provision that protects struggling homeowners from severe tax penalties after a short sale, mortgage restructuring or foreclosure. Without renewal of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, distressed homeowners would have incurred income taxes on mortgage debt forgiven in such a transaction—an expensive proposition for families already facing financial distress.
December 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney released the following statement after voting in favor of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, negotiated between the House and Senate after passage of the House version of the NDAA in May, will now go to the Senate floor for approval.

October 15, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will help return 567 unemployed Connecticut workers back to high-skilled growth industries.
September 29, 2014 Press Release

Trade Adjustment Assistance will help workers gain new skills

September 9, 2014 Press Release

Freight Line awarded $8.2 million for critical upgrades to connect New London, Norwich, Willimantic, Stafford to Canadian border

July 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney announced a $25,000 federal grant to CLiCK (Commercially Licensed Co-Operative Kitchen), Inc. of Willimantic. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Rural Business Enterprise Grant will help fund the purchase of commercial kitchen equipment for use by regional farmers and others seeking to incubate small local culinary businesses. CLiCK, Inc. will be equipped to enable local food growers process their produce, connecting them with markets and directly to customers.

July 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Joe Courtney applauded the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) last night, a bipartisan bill which reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for the first time since 1998. WIA sets policy for state workforce investment boards, and workforce training and retraining programs. Courtney, Ranking Member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, has long called for reauthorizing WIA to modernize workforce training and prepare workers for high-skilled jobs.

July 3, 2014 Press Release

Norwich, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney announced that a $70,000 federal economic development grant has been awarded  to the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, Inc. (seCTer). After meeting with U.S. Economic Development (EDA) Regional Administrator Willie Taylor and Congressman Courtney, seCTer applied for the funding based on their 2013 designation by EDA as an Economic Development District qualifying the organization for the $70,000 partner planning grant.

June 20, 2014 Press Release

Legislation Fully Funds Virginia Class Submarine Construction, Ohio Replacement Program

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after voting for the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act, which passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 340 to 73:

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