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August 7, 2020 Press Release
Courtney’s letter encourages Chairman Gillett to include in PURA’s investigation a thorough review of the “superb response to Isaias by Connecticut’s Municipal Public Utilities, many of which are in Connecticut’s Second District."
August 6, 2020 Press Release
“Chief Provencher and the men and women at the North Thompsonville Fire Department have done outstanding and truly crucial work to help keep our communities safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Courtney.
August 6, 2020 Press Release
“Congratulations to Chief Hilbert, Lauren Kellogg, and all of the men and women at the Mystic Fire Department for the award of this urgently needed funding,” said Congressman Courtney.
August 6, 2020 Press Release
“Our towns are up against tremendous revenue shortfalls right now, so federal assistance like this is especially important," said Congressman Courtney.
August 6, 2020 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut fire departments are relying on federal funding like this than ever,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the House’s second appropriations bill was a big step forward for some priorities that are important to eastern Connecticut, and to the nation,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
“I want to congratulate Nancy Cowser, Melinda Wilson, and the rest of the team at SeCTer on receiving this crucial award from the U.S. Department of Commerce and EDA,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
“Child care is essential, and these bills are absolutely necessary to clear a major roadblock on our nation’s path towards economic recovery,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
“This report makes clear that our work is far from over,” said the Members in a joint statement.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
"It is time to wake up and get serious," Courtney said. "The blueprint is there with the HEROES Act in terms of making sure that we heed the warnings of President Trump’s own economic advisors, [like] Chairman Powell, and look at the numbers the morning—historic, jaw-dropping."

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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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