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October 28, 2019 Press Release
“Senator Wellstone was a giant in Congress, and an icon for any elected official who seeks office to promote justice and fairness for working families,” said Congressman Courtney. “He
October 23, 2019 Page


October 17, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Courtney has called for an end to the practice of drug manufacturers “using Americans as a piggy bank,” and has said that H.R. 3 “will be the most significant piece of legislation on health care that will happen in this Congress.”
October 9, 2019 Page

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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House overwhelmingly approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Courtney that would repeal the looming 40% excise tax on certain employer-sponsored health insurance plans known as the “Cadillac Tax.” Rep.

July 15, 2019 In The News

The House plans to vote Wednesday on legislation that would roll back the so-called “Cadillac tax” under the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare.

The 40 percent surcharge tax applies to certain high-cost employer health care plans (hence the “Cadillac tax” nickname). It isn’t set to take effect until 2022, and Congress has twice delayed its implementation.

June 11, 2019 Press Release
“The number of violent attacks against health care and social service workers, some of the very people we depend on most when we’re in need, is unconscionable,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 11, 2019 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Scott for convening today’s mark up and Chairwoman Adams for taking urgent action on this issue in the Workforce Protections Subcommittee early in the 116th Congress.

This is a momentous step in a years-long process to address the serious problem of violence against the caregivers, medical professionals, and social workers who are enduring frightening rates of violent attacks while they are healing, caring for, and consoling patients all across America. 

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney voted to pass the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act (H.R. 987), a bipartisan bill that seeks to lower prescription drug costs by helping lower-priced generic drugs get to market faster, to reinforce protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and to expand enrollment in quality, affordable health care coverage to more Americans. The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act passed the House this evening with bipartisan support by a vote of 234-183.

May 14, 2019 Press Release
“Fire police across eastern Connecticut serve critical roles protecting both the public and their fellow public safety officers by securing the areas around dangerous emergencies,” said Congressman Courtney.