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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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December 8, 2017 Press Release
“Millions of working-class families across our country rely on CHIP to provide quality health insurance for their children that they would otherwise not be able to afford,” said Courtney. “Since the CHIP program was first created it has been regularly reauthorized with strong bipartisan support from across the political spectrum. Today, I am joining nearly 100 of my colleagues in pleading with our leadership in the House and Senate to make this a priority this coverage lapses and parents are left with nowhere to turn.”
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December 6, 2017 Press Release
“I am pleased to announce that the winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Connecticut’s Second Congressional District are Gianna Guzzo, Marissa Guzzo, and Alexandra Smith from Suffield,” said Courtney. “We had a number of exceptional submissions to the Second Congressional District App Challenge this year, but our team hailing from Suffield stood out. Our panel of judges from the University of Connecticut were convinced that the winning app showed both an advanced understanding of computer programming and a determination to improve the lives of people suffering with various mental health conditions."
November 30, 2017 Press Release
In a video posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) thanked constituents for the hundreds of calls, emails, and online comments into his office about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to repeal current net neutrality rules.
November 29, 2017 Press Release
Joe Courtney (CT-2), Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following statement in support of the joint lawsuit filed by the Connecticut Attorney General, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and the Mohegan Tribe in U.S. District Court today.
November 29, 2017 Press Release
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the School Meal Flexibility Rule, which provides regulatory changes for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
November 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT-2) and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA-3) released a letter signed by 140 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urging repeal of the 40% excise tax on high cost health plans, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.”
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November 27, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced $1,276,989 in new federal funding to bolster affordable housing opportunities for residents of Thames River Apartments in New London, CT.
November 22, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen Courtney Larson announced approval of new federal tax relief for homeowners dealing with crumbling foundations. The relief, released through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “revenue procedure,” follows nearly 19 months of work by the two members.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today voted against the House tax plan. During debate on the bill last night, Courtney highlighted the impact of the measure on efforts to fill jobs through job training, higher education support and other efforts to close the national “skills gap.”
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November 14, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joe Courtney, Ranking Member of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, spoke today on the House floor in support of the final conference report on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

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In The News

December 4, 2017 In The News
Norwich — At a meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board on Monday, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, told the head of the VA Connecticut healthcare system that there might be an uptick in people accessing VA services. Courtney authored language included in a massive defense policy bill passed recently by Congress to expand sexual trauma counseling and treatment to members of the National Guard and Reserves. The bill still has to be signed by President Donald Trump, and Congress must still find a way to pay for the $700 billion measure.
November 3, 2017 In The News
"The review does not sugar coat the fact that glaring deficiencies in training and leadership subjected ships and sailors to unacceptable risks in the 'can do' culture that predominated in the western Pacific," U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said in a written statement.
November 3, 2017 In The News
Along with four other members, U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, is leading the charge, writing a letter last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that was signed by 150 House members expressing their deep concern over the lapsed funds.
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October 21, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, hosted a Vietnam War 50th commemoration ceremony at Windham Technical High School Thursday to recognize, honor and draw attention to veterans who served during the Vietnam era. “Tonight is a way of saying thank you to make up for the omission of ‘thank you’ that took place during the Vietnam era,” Courtney said.
October 19, 2017 In The News
Energy costs were a huge factor in determining military value during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, process, said U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. The base narrowly escaped closure then. Courtney noted that Congress was in the "final strokes" of a defense bill that doesn't include a BRAC round, which the Pentagon has repeatedly asked for in recent years. But that "doesn't necessarily mean that's a perpetual state of affairs," he said, noting a report released Wednesday by Defense Secretary James Mattis on excess infrastructure capacity in the military.
September 22, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, whose Connecticut district includes Electric Boat, said the contract kicked off “the next critical phase of the Columbia-class program.”
September 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Joseph D. Courtney and John B. Larson say they’re optimistic that homeowners with crumbling foundations will be provided tax relief for repairs following a meeting Monday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

August 22, 2017 In The News
Congressmen Courtney and Larson discuss their proposal to let individuals aged 50-64 buy-in to Medicare.
August 21, 2017 In The News
Most Americans want Congress to set aside politics and search for common-sense solutions that build upon the efforts of the Affordable Care Act rather than tear it down with no viable alternative. The “Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act,” to be introduced by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and two other congressmen, is such a common-sense proposal.
May 2, 2017 In The News
At an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute, Courtney discusses his concerns with submarine readiness and maintenance challenges. Read more from the US Naval Institute.

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