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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.