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July 29, 2021 Press Release
“The House is putting together an FY 2022 budget package that’s going to help our towns and our local economy come back even stronger,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 23, 2021 Press Release
“In 2016, the House Seapower Subcommittee wrote the law that authorized new construction of modern training ships for America’s maritime academies. It is exciting five years later to see that effort has become a reality at Philly Shipyard,” said Chairman Courtney
July 23, 2021 Press Release
“No industry was hit harder by COVID-19 than America’s dairy farmers, and our bipartisan bill would mean a big step forward in helping them come back stronger than before,” said Rep. Courtney.
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July 22, 2021 Press Release
“The Afghan translators who worked alongside our men and women in uniform made a decision to align themselves with America’s cause, and they did so at great risk to themselves and their families from the Taliban,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 20, 2021 Press Release
“Protecting eastern Connecticut’s open spaces and natural beauty is an issue I’m glad we’ve always found bipartisan support for,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 19, 2021 Press Release
“This is good news for the many, many workers in eastern Connecticut who rely on both Shore Line East and Amtrak trains to get to work every day—and we’ve heard from a lot of them,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 16, 2021 Press Release
This afternoon, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that his remaining five Community Project Funding requests for local priorities in eastern Connecticut were included in the latest round of FY 2022 funding bills approved today in the House Appropriations Committee.
July 16, 2021 Press Release
“We put our heads together with local leaders in town government and the nonprofit sector in eastern Connecticut to support these local projects, and this marks a big step forward in making it final,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
“This new American Rescue Plan relief funding is going to help the Mystic Aquarium hit the ground running as they get back on their feet after a tough year,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 13, 2021 Press Release
"This federal funding is going to help the Eugene O’Neill Theater and the other local venues we love to hit the ground running this summer after a tough year, and it’s another example of why I voted to pass the American Rescue Plan," Courtney said.

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In The News

July 26, 2021 In The News
"Providing this financial assistance right now, in this moment, is exactly what we needed on every level of government," added New London Mayor Michael Passero.
July 22, 2021 In The News

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted Friday to support several of Rep. Joseph D. Courtney’s funding requests for eastern Connecticut projects, including $2.5 million for upgrades to the Enfield train station, $2 million for fixing crumbling foundations, and $792,000 for repairs to the New England Motorcycle Museum building in Vernon.

June 23, 2021 In The News
In a letter to Biden obtained by NBC News, a group of Democratic lawmakers asked him to take action before the Sept. 30 deadline when loan forbearance is set to expire...
April 21, 2021 In The News

In the rush of events that have cascaded through Washington, D.C., over the last three months, one remarkable milestone deserves a second look. On Jan. 1, 2021 — just a few days before the insurrection at the Capitol, in the final hours of the 116th Congress of the United States — the U.S.

February 19, 2021 In The News

The $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package being debated in Congress could result in millions of dollars in direct aid for area towns to help cover costs associated with the pandemic, U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney announced Monday.

January 28, 2021 In The News
“It looks like all the pieces have been put together really intelligently,” Courtney said. “What Enfield is doing, the direction it’s heading, I think really is totally in tandem with where Washington is heading and Hartford is heading.”
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.

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