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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.

May 14, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as new, lower interest rates were announced for student loans for the 2015-2016 school year, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) called on House Republican leaders to schedule a vote on his legislation, H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
“Students enrolling in class this fall will benefit from lower interest rates, stemming from passage of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act in 2013.
April 13, 2015 Press Release
NORWICH, CT—Friday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2)  joined Rachael Johnston, a real estate broker, and Evan Preston, State Director of ConnPIRG, to call for action on Courtney’s bill, H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
March 18, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, a bill that would allow undergraduate borrowers repaying private or public student loans to refinance those loans to an interest rate of 3.86 percent. The bill would also allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, reducing monthly payments and helping borrowers repay loans sooner.
February 13, 2015 Press Release
While House Republicans shut colleagues, experts, and advocates out of the process, Courtney pushes STEM investments
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: