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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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April 23, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement from Governor Lamont makes it official: Griswold will not be the site of a new State Police gun range,” said Congressman Courtney. “The people of Griswold, from local citizens to municipal leaders, have resisted this move at every opportunity over the last three years."
April 23, 2019 Press Release
“Once again, CBO has debunked the myth that private sector submarine maintenance availabilities cost significantly more than those conducted in the public shipyards,” Chairman Courtney said.
April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement after Attorney General William Barr’s press conference on Special Counsel Mueller’s report:

April 13, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s clarification from the IRS is more forward momentum for homeowners in our region impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
“My staff and I met recently with the leaders of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center in Washington, and at the time there were serious concerns about the availability of federal funding through the Department of Housing due to lingering effects of the partial government shutdown,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
“This Administration’s repeal of the FCC 2015 Open Internet Order was a mistake, and clearly was not carried out in the interest of internet users, small businesses, or other consumers,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
“This [Department of Education] memo has had the effect of undermining all state investigations into shady practices, as well as federal investigations by the CFPB into loan servicers,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s vote is a victory for women, for our communities across Connecticut, and for people throughout the United States,” said the Delegation. “Since VAWA was first enacted, intimate partner violence among both women and men has decreased."
April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Community newspapers are facing a market that is increasingly anti-competitive,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
“Every American deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare, regardless of their medical history,” said Congressman Courtney.
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In The News

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.

October 29, 2018 In The News

Groton — As director of workforce development for Electric Boat, Courtney Murphy has seen a 20 percent reduction in departures of first-year employees, just due to the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline.

"When they come into Electric Boat and the first time they're given that job assignment, they have some confidence," she said. "They know how to do it safely."

October 15, 2018 In The News

Third-quarter data released by the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors last week shows that single-family home sales in New London and Windham counties are up over last year, which CEO Susy Hurlbert takes as a sign of increased buyer confidence.

October 7, 2018 In The News

Groton, Norwich and North Stonington are among the top cities and towns in the state for economic growth, according to the 2017 Connecticut Town Economic Indexes, which the state Department of Labor released this week.

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