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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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January 26, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—January 31st will mark the 150th anniversary of Congressional passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—a dramatic event depicted in the movie “Lincoln” in 2012. As this important anniversary approaches, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), who originally noted the movie’s erroneous depiction of Connecticut congressmen voting against the abolition of slavery, released a resource guide to help set the record straight for Connecticut students and viewers.
January 26, 2015 Press Release
In 2012, the movie “Lincoln” dramatized the events leading up to the House vote on the 13th Amendment, and depicted two fictional Connecticut representatives voting against the amendment.
August 22, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after President Obama spoke in Buffalo, NY, to unveil plans to control the cost of college and reduce student debt:

August 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 by a vote of 392 to 31. Prior to the vote, Courtney spoke on the floor of the House in support of the bill.

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