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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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February 13, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the Trump Administration conducted a hit-and-run strike on the 2020 defense budget, which the President just signed into law on December 20, and boasted about in his State of the Union address last week,” said Chairman Courtney.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
“With over five million dollars in federal funding to support Head Start projects in our region, this is an investment in our children, our families, and our future,” said Congressman Courtney.
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February 13, 2020 Press Release

In case you’ve missed it, President Trump’s proposal to siphon resources from critical shipbuilding programs in his FY20201 Budget Request has already drawn bipartisan criticism from legislators in Congress, and from military and defense experts across the country.

February 12, 2020 Press Release
“The FY21 budget requests eight ships, of which just six are combatants. This is a significant deviation both to the FY20 budget request, which planned 10 ships in 2021, and the final agreement on the 2020 authorization and spending measures that approved 12 ships."
February 12, 2020 Press Release
“We have a duty to memorialize forever the contributions to our nation made by great American women, and passage of H.R. 1980 brings us a step closer to doing so,” said Congressman Courtney.
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February 11, 2020 Press Release
“Surprise medical bills are a crisis waiting to happen for so many families in eastern Connecticut and across the country,” said Congressman Courtney.
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February 10, 2020 Press Release
“The President’s shipbuilding budget is not a 355-ship Navy budget. As Chair of the Seapower Subcommittee, I can say with complete certainty that, like so much of the rest of the President’s budget, it is dead on arrival."
February 7, 2020 Press Release
“Ten years ago, a group of hard-working people in Middletown, Connecticut headed to work at the Kleen Energy power plant, and did not go home that evening to their friends and families,” said Congressman Courtney.
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February 7, 2020 Press Release
During the webinar, IRS staff will answer questions about crumbling foundations and tax issues. They will also discuss the property casualty loss deduction, and how this tax deduction can help homeowners with crumbling foundations.
February 5, 2020 Press Release
“Thousands of our nation’s veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress, mental illness, and other injuries rely on therapy animals,” 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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