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January 29, 2016 Press Release
“It seems unreasonable to us that a decision of this magnitude, which will have a significant impact on Connecticut fishermen would be made without any input from stakeholders in our state,” said the delegation members. “This change would prevent Connecticut fishermen and lobstermen from harvesting in waters around Block Island Sound as they have done for decades, unless first obtaining costly permits from New York or Rhode Island. We believe that this misguided legislation was crafted strategically to benefit certain states while disproportionately harming the Connecticut fishing industry. At the very least, any consideration of this bill going forward should include voices from all areas that would be impacted by this change – including from our state.”
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.”
October 23, 2014 Press Release

NORWICH, CT—Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) visited Daniels Energy in Portland, Connecticut to highlight how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are already working to decrease volatility in our oil markets.  They also highlighted their legislation, the Wall Street Accountability through Sustainable Funding Act, which would ensure that the CTFC has the resources they need to conduct oversight of excessive speculation in energy market.

October 17, 2014 Press Release
Study finds repository site will meet safety requirements a million years post-closure