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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Public Safety & Homeland Security

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August 5, 2019 Press Release

Norwich, CT– Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement on the need for Senate action on House-passed gun violence prevention legislation following this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Today, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and plans to divert critical military construction funding to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

January 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement on President Trump and Republicans’ decision to accept a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government following 35 days of a partial government shutdown:

January 19, 2019 Press Release

Vernon, CT –Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s speech today:

January 17, 2019 Press Release
“This week I took three more votes to end the partial government shutdown,” said Congressman Courtney. “We’ve voted in the House nine times to get the government re-opened immediately, and yet the Senate have not acted once to end the shutdown. There’s no excuse for the Senate to use procedural maneuvers to avoid their responsibility to restore critical public services for the nation, including the men and women of the Coast Guard who protect our national security, overseas and at home.”
August 16, 2018 In The News

New London — Federal money is aiding the city fire department in taking preventative measures against cancer rates, as well as training for technical rescues in anticipation of upcoming work under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney announced the department was awarded a $251,799 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The city is contributing $25,179.

February 16, 2018 Press Release
“We need to recognize that there is nothing normal about American’s gun violence crisis,” said Courtney. “When it comes to global statistics, no other developed country even comes close to equaling the United States in terms of raw gun deaths and shooting rampages – the U.S. stands alone."
October 3, 2017 Press Release
Courtney and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-5) introduced the Fire Police Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would extend public safety officer death benefits to fire police. Fire police officers provide unique and varying emergency response services in several states, including Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Because there is no uniform national designation for fire police, many of these public servants face additional hurdles in accessing benefits that other public safety officers receive.
August 31, 2017 Press Release
“This grant funding is great news for the New London Fire Department,” said Courtney. “Not only does the New London Fire Department oversee one of the most densely populated municipalities in eastern Connecticut, it also supports the operations of departments in other local communities across our region through mutual-aid. They are also responsible for protecting a large stock of older homes and buildings that necessitate a larger and better-equipped force than departments serving other communities. I commend Mayor Michael Passero and Fire Chief Henry Kydd, Jr. for working closely with my office during the grant application process. Their support was critical in helping to secure this award.”
August 9, 2017 Press Release
“Despite President Trump’s insistence that he is taking action against the rising tide of opioid addiction, all of his activates thus far have shown exactly the opposite - that he is not doing enough,” said Courtney. “Last week, his own commission recommended he declare the growing prescription opioid and heroin epidemic a national emergency. Yesterday, he declined to take any new actions or allocate any new funding. The national death toll is growing by the day and President Trump essentially told the commission to take a walk. I have spent a great deal of time meeting with families and first responders over the last two-years to learn more about this crisis and the message from them could not be clearer. They need new resources and more funding to fight back and save lives – it is that simple. There is not enough money either for law enforcement activities or for treatment beds. We need to end the stigma against drug addiction and start treating this epidemic like the public health emergency it is.”

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