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March 10, 2021 Press Release
“The American Rescue Plan is a bold response to a totally unprecedented and economically existential threat that cannot be met with half-measures," said Courtney. "Our bill will seriously ramp-up the federal response with a nationwide vaccine program, and with provisions that protect and expand healthcare for our most vulnerable citizens.”
March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to send the American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s desk to be signed into the law. The $1.9 trillion relief package originated in the House, which voted to pass an earlier version of the bill on February 26.

February 27, 2021 Press Release
"The American Rescue Plan Act is the pandemic relief that people have been desperate for and counting on," said Courtney. "It’s going to direct critical funding straight to eastern Connecticut families, small businesses, schools, police and fire departments, and I was proud to help get the job done tonight on their behalf."
February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (H.R. 803). The legislation is a package of eight bills, each of which received bipartisan votes of support in the previous 116th Congress. H.R. 803 provides approximately 1.5 million acres of public land with new permanent and lasting protections, protects more than 1.2 million acres of public land from new oil and gas mining claims, and incorporates more than 1,200 river miles into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS).

February 26, 2021 Press Release
“Today’s announcement of a new agreement between the City of New London and the wind project developers is a long overdue restructuring of payments to New London that is much fairer to the taxpayers of the city,” Rep. Courtney said.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
"The American Rescue Plan will put more resources in the toolboxes of our local schools so that teachers and students can return to class safely," said Courtney.
February 16, 2021 Press Release

NORWICH, CT—On Saturday, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) joined Connecticut VA Health Care System Director Alfred Montoya at the New London VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to tour operations and visit with veterans as the clinic administered its first COVID-19 vaccinations. Courtney and Director Montoya also discussed the VA’s ongoing efforts to quickly distribute COVID-19 vaccines to eastern Connecticut veterans.

February 15, 2021 Press Release
“What I have heard directly from local leaders is that towns and cities in eastern Connecticut are struggling to manage the fallout from the fiscal and economic impact of the pandemic,” Courtney said.
February 10, 2021 Press Release
"We secured a victory for our public schools last year when our bipartisan Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act was signed into law, and this year I’m excited to join Congressman Newhouse to lead the Impact Aid Coalition, and to keep pressing this important work forward," said Rep. Courtney.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
“Economic experts from the former Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, to Mark Zandi at Moody’s Analytics, to our new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, acknowledge that we need bold action to overcome COVID-19 and help Americans get back on track,” said Courtney.

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