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June 3, 2020 Press Release
“With all the economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, a drastically low 2.75% interest rate on an investment in your own earning potential is a major boost, and a huge opportunity,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 28, 2020 Press Release
“Small businesses employ nearly half of our nation’s entire workforce, and it’s clear that more needs to done to help them so that they can continue to keep the lights on in our economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 28, 2020 Press Release
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives in ways we couldn’t have planned for,” said Rep. Courtney.
May 27, 2020 Press Release
“On my telephone town hall last Tuesday, I spoke with the owner of a child care center in eastern Connecticut who told me that her small business is under immense pressure,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 27, 2020 Press Release
“We’ve got thousands of small employers, non-profits, mom-and-pop stores, manufacturers and other small businesses in eastern Connecticut who are facing permanent financial damage from COVID-19 because their business interruption insurance fails to cover losses and closure due to the COVID-19 pandemics,” said Congressman Courtney.
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May 21, 2020 Press Release
The bipartisan call comes following reports that the June 24th deadline would fall just short of the 90 days of service required for many members of the National Guard to qualify for certain federal benefits...
May 21, 2020 Press Release
“As the CCADV’s rapid re-housing program nears the end of its first year in operation, the importance of continued federal support for critical non-profits like these has never been clearer,” said Rep. Courtney.
May 20, 2020 Press Release
“America is facing rates of unemployment that we haven’t seen since the Great Depression,” said Rep. Courtney.
May 19, 2020 Press Release
“This news couldn’t have come soon enough for our dairy and commodity crop farmers in eastern Connecticut,” said Rep. Courtney.
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May 15, 2020 Press Release
“Last Wednesday, the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, bluntly warned that the gravity of the COVID-19 recession – worse than any recession since World War II – requires more fiscal action by Congress, and soon,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

February 6, 2020 In The News
On Dec. 19, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) performed what was perhaps the most breathtaking political feat of her career when she guided passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (the USMCA) by an overwhelming margin of 385-41.
July 15, 2019 In The News

The House plans to vote Wednesday on legislation that would roll back the so-called “Cadillac tax” under the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare.

The 40 percent surcharge tax applies to certain high-cost employer health care plans (hence the “Cadillac tax” nickname). It isn’t set to take effect until 2022, and Congress has twice delayed its implementation.

May 10, 2019 In The News
Decades after their service, several local Vietnam veterans say they are dealing with the side effects from their contact with Agent Orange. Under current VA regulations, 14 presumptive conditions are related to its exposure. Of those 14, three of those conditions have end dates and must be at least 10% disabling within 1-year of contact with the herbicide. Those conditions are Cloracne, which is a skin condition, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, which is liver dysfunction, and Peripheral Neuropathy, which causes a variety of things like tumors and cancers.
March 11, 2019 In The News

In a potential boon for Connecticut’s defense industry, the Pentagon upped its spending request Monday from two Virginia-class submarines to three per year starting in 2020, responding to pressure from Congress and the Navy.

December 24, 2018 In The News
In a letter spearheaded by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and sent by Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey, members of the Congressional Friends of Australia Caucus stressed the importance of the alliance between the countries after Mattis said he would leave the Trump administration.
December 19, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced a $62,100 grant Tuesday from the federal Economic Development Agency to the Naval & Maritime Consortium, formerly known as the Connecticut Undersea Supply Chain Consortium, headquartered in Groton.

November 21, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing increasing rates of on-the-job violence experienced by health care and social service workers.

November 19, 2018 In The News

A bill that would compel the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement workplace violence prevention plans was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.

November 19, 2018 In The News

A group of House Democrats introduced a bill on Friday to help protect millions of nurses and other health care workers from the high rates of violence they experience on the job.

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