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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut


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December 18, 2015 Press Release
“I am pleased that after a great deal of negotiating over the past few months, Congress was able to reach a fair,bipartisan compromise to fund the government,” said Courtney. “While this agreement is not perfect, it does contain a number of important provisions that I have stronglyadvocatedfor,including a delay of the Cadillac Tax, as well as funding for job training, healthcare research, and Connecticut’s defense manufacturing sector which helps drive our economy. To be sure, there were provisions in this bill that I would have removed, but on the whole I amglad to see that both sides of the aisle unite todo the right thing for the country. This is how Congress is supposed to function.”
December 11, 2015 Press Release
“I applaud the EPA for providing much needed support to school districts across the country and right here in Eastern Connecticut to replace ageing buses that no longer meet our current standards for pollution emissions,” said Courtney. “We know now that exposure to dangerous emissions is particularly harmful to young people and with school budgets tight, this funding will make a huge difference for our local communities.”
December 10, 2015 Press Release
“As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I served as part of the bipartisan team to help shape and to support the update of this law,” said Congressman Courtney. “The world has changed dramatically since No Child Left Behind was passed, and the needs of our children, our educators, and our workforce have evolved significantly over time.”
December 2, 2015 Press Release
“It has been 13 long years since ESEA has been rewritten, and I am proud to support this bipartisan effort to reform and update this law,” Courtney said. “The world has changed dramatically since No Child Left Behind was passed, and the needs of our children, our educators, and our workforce have evolved significantly in this time. I am particularly pleased that measure will upgrade our efforts to align K-12 education with the in-demand skills in science, technology engineering and math that is needed to keep pace with the needs of our country. This agreement also meets the needs of states, communities and educators in providing new and more flexible accountability systems. Bipartisan passage of this agreement reflects months – and years – of hard work dating back to my first days in Congress, and I am pleased to support it.”
October 1, 2015 Press Release
“While Congress narrowly managed to avert a full government shutdown yesterday—in spite of a majority of House Republicans voting for a repeat of 2013's shutdown—Republican dysfunction has once again halted a critical federal program aimed to help the neediest students achieve the dream of college education. The Perkins loan program expired last night, cutting off loans to approximately half a million students, at a time when a college degree is becoming increasingly necessary to success in the workforce."
September 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) congratulated Dorothy C. Goodwin Elementary School in Storrs, Connecticut on being named one of Connecticut’s four National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today:

July 14, 2015 Press Release

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.

July 8, 2015 Press Release

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.

July 7, 2015 Press Release
New London is one of 12 communities nationwide to receive Full-Service Community Schools Grant
June 5, 2015 Press Release

NORWICH—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued a statement urging Connecticut veterans and servicemembers with student loans serviced by Navient Solutions to contact the Department of Justice’s special hotline after June 12th to determine if they are eligible for a settlement from the company.