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July 14, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior Member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration rescinded its proposed rule that would have required international students in the United States to leave the country or transfer if their school held classes entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 1, 2020 Press Release
“The failure to reinvest in our nation’s aging infrastructure has cost eastern Connecticut towns, students, and our neighbors,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
“Interest rates have reached historic lows across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
“Americans are worried about their finances more than ever, and while efforts by the Administration and Congress have sought to ease the burden of student loan debt..."
March 17, 2020 Press Release
“The Department of Education’s announcement last night that student loan borrowers are going to be forced to continue to pay existing monthly payments is hardly much help for people facing layoffs, reductions in hours, and loss of income amid the outbreak of COVID-19,” said Courtney.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
“With over five million dollars in federal funding to support Head Start projects in our region, this is an investment in our children, our families, and our future,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“The new so-called ‘Borrower Defense’ rule rewrite crafted by Secretary DeVos does little to protect the hundreds of thousands of American students and veterans who have played by the rules, worked hard to seek higher educations and college degrees, and who have been let down and defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges,” said Congressman Courtney. “
October 23, 2019 Page

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education & Labor, applauded the introduction the College Affordability Act, a bill to improve accountability, accessibility, and affordability in higher education. The College Affordability Act contains provisions that Rep.

July 22, 2019 Press Release
“The Department […] has done basically everything they can to confuse people, to mislead people, and at the end of the day to deny people the opportunity get this benefit,” said Congressman Courtney. “We know the universe of people who are eligible for this is much larger.”