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January 21, 2021 Press Release
"Our new bill would extend the pause on student loan payments that has helped free up finances for thousands of Americans during this crisis, and it would extend relief to the more than eight million American student-loan borrowers..."
January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement today after President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the Department of Education to extend the pause on interest and principal payments on student loans until September 30th, 2021.

December 22, 2020 Press Release
Congratulations to Doctor Cardona and his family on this exciting announcement," said Courtney. "I know it comes following years of hard work and late nights, and I look forward as a member of the House Education and Labor Committee to working with him for a more successful, inclusive department of education.”
December 7, 2020 Press Release
“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for K-12 public education. The Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act will provide much needed stability for school districts which have unique student populations,” said Rep. Courtney.
November 12, 2020 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to lots of military families with school-aged children, and their schools were at risk of losing this federal support at the worst possible time due to COVID-19,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 5, 2020 Press Release
“This bill is enormously important to Groton; the Town depends on the Impact Aid Grant to support the education of over 1,000 military dependents,” said Groton Public Schools Superintendent Michael Graner, Ph.D.
September 24, 2020 Press Release
“Last year’s bipartisan spending agreement for FY 2020 included important investments in early childhood education, including a boost of $400 million in IDEA grants,” said Congressman Courtney. “
August 25, 2020 Press Release
“With so many military and tribal families in eastern Connecticut, the Impact Aid Program is a critical source of federal support for our local schools."
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of the House Committee on Education and Labor, issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration rescinded its proposed rule that would have required international students in the United States to leave the country or transfer if their school held classes entirely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.

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