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August 30, 2019 Press Release

Vernon, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced a host of federal grant awards totaling over $100,000 that are bound for projects throughout eastern Connecticut. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has today provided four grant awards to three eastern Connecticut towns: Putnam will receive a federal grant award of $22,200; Thompson has been approved to receive a federal grant award of $26,500, as well as a second award of $5,200; and Willimantic will receive a federal grant award of $49,900.

August 2, 2019 Press Release
“Essex is a beautiful and important part of our region’s maritime heritage and economy, and I am proud to have worked with local officials to win support for this important investment in the safety of the town’s waters,” Congressman Courtney said.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“Giving our students opportunities to learn more about farming, gardening, and sustainable agriculture at an early age is a wise investment,” 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 5, 2019 Press Release
“The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site is the final step in over a decade of regional collaboration on dredging management that dates back to the 2005 Dredged Material Management Plan for Long Island Sound, which was agreed to at the time by the Governors Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island,” Courtney said.
May 23, 2019 Press Release
“It was great to be able to cheer Eastern Connecticut State University on to victory today, and there was a little added excitement to it as we watched the team advance to the second round behind the strong pitching of Morgan Bolduk,” said Congressman Courtney.
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.
April 23, 2019 Press Release
“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."