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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Veterans & Military Personnel

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July 5, 2019 Press Release
“This is a welcome decision by the department to slow down implementation of a policy that will unfairly affect some of our most seasoned servicemembers."
July 1, 2019 Press Release
“Our nation’s disabled veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our nation, and it is a disservice to them and their families to wrap up the discharge of their federal student loan debt in bureaucratic red tape,” said Courtney.
June 26, 2019 Press Release
“The battle is over, and our Blue Water veterans won,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
“We passed the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term as a representative, and the intent was to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of Monday’s observance of Memorial Day, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement:

“On Monday, Memorial Day, we remember the men and women of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Whether attending a parade, picnic or family gathering, please join me in keeping their commitment to life, liberty and freedom on your hearts and minds.”

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May 14, 2019 Press Release
“For 17 years, Blue Water Navy veterans have been forced to endure an insult on top of the injuries they sustained due to exposure to Agent Orange,” said Congressman Courtney.
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.
February 17, 2019 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement signaling support for upcoming legislation that would disapprove of President Trump’s recently announced national emergency declaration:

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 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington – This evening, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, applauded a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that presumptive service connections under the Agent Orange Act of 1991 also apply to Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans.

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