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August 7, 2020 Press Release
Courtney’s letter encourages Chairman Gillett to include in PURA’s investigation a thorough review of the “superb response to Isaias by Connecticut’s Municipal Public Utilities, many of which are in Connecticut’s Second District."
July 31, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the House’s second appropriations bill was a big step forward for some priorities that are important to eastern Connecticut, and to the nation,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and the House of Representatives voted to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575). The 2020 WRDA would authorize the study and construction of locally driven projects across the U.S. in cooperation and consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These projects are essential to everything from preserving and growing our nation’s economy, to protecting our communities, to maintaining quality of life. H.R.

February 26, 2020 Press Release
“The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (H.R. 3351). The appropriations measure provides $24.6 billion to cover a broad range of government functions and services, including the Department of Treasury, Executive Office of the President, District of Columbia and Federal Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, and the Election Assistance Commission.

June 25, 2019 Press Release
“Plum Island is home to a diverse ecosystem, and it is a critical habitat for marine animals, migratory birds, and rare plants,” said the Representatives. “
June 11, 2019 Press Release
“Plum Island is an ecological treasure, and I appreciate that the House Appropriations Committee has acknowledged this by including the repeal of the requirement for the island’s sale in this year’s Homeland Security spending bill,” said Courtney.
April 2, 2019 Press Release
“The Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers program has been a successful tool for river and watershed preservation for decades. From the first piece of legislation I got signed into law that designated the Eightmile River to the Wood-Pawcatuck designation that I helped champion last month, Wild and Scenic Rivers have always been a top priority for me and for eastern Connecticut,” Courtney said.
March 12, 2019 Press Release
“Today, the President signed into law legislation that codifies the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed as an entity of the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic Program,” said Congressman Courtney. “This designation will bring much-needed funding for research and conservation to our own natural treasure in Connecticut and Rhode Island. I’m proud to have helped getting this bill over the finish line with my colleagues, and I know there are numerous stakeholders on the ground ready to get to work to preserve the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed for generations to come.”
March 7, 2019 Press Release
Today’s introduction of a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to secure Plum Island’s future viability and environmental protection status is an exciting development. Looking back over the last two Congresses, Representative Zeldin and I have been able to pass legislation seeking to protect Plum Island on a bipartisan basis, and at times with unanimous support"

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