Other Issues on Eastern Connecticut
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May 3, 2019 Press Release
“After meeting with NRCS in Washington to outline the challenges we’re facing in the Pachaug Forest, it was beneficial to meet with Connecticut-based NRCS staff and their partners in academia to survey the damage up close” said Congressman Courtney.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
“Southeastern Connecticut has long been a center of our region’s maritime economy, and today’s announcement represents a commitment to realize the potential of the New London State Pier – and the jobs and growth that will go along with it,” said Congressman Courtney.
“Today’s announcement from Governor Lamont makes it official: Griswold will not be the site of a new State Police gun range,” said Congressman Courtney. “The people of Griswold, from local citizens to municipal leaders, have resisted this move at every opportunity over the last three years."
April 10, 2019 Press Release
“My staff and I met recently with the leaders of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center in Washington, and at the time there were serious concerns about the availability of federal funding through the Department of Housing due to lingering effects of the partial government shutdown,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Community newspapers are facing a market that is increasingly anti-competitive,” said Congressman 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.
“We believe that the MAFMC continues to shortchange New England states when it comes to commercial summer flounder quotas,” Courtney, Blumenthal, and Murphy argued in their letter. “New England fishermen—including many of our constituents who have spent their lives fishing in southern New England Waters—have consistently voiced their concerns regarding summer flounder quotas set by the MAFMC.”
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.”
“I am very pleased that the Education and Labor Committee today reported out a school infrastructure bill which includes a section I authored to help local municipalities with the cost of repairing or reconstructing school buildings that have been impacted by crumbling foundations due to the presence of pyrrhotite,” said Congressman Courtney.
“Today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor certifying Trade Adjustment Assistance eligibility for laid-off employees from Crabtree & Evelyn is welcome news,” said Congressman Courtney. “This is an example of this federal law working exactly the way it was intended to, and of a company doing all it can to help its employees restore stability to their lives following an economic downturn."