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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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January 16, 2020 Press Release
“The new so-called ‘Borrower Defense’ rule rewrite crafted by Secretary DeVos does little to protect the hundreds of thousands of American students and veterans who have played by the rules, worked hard to seek higher educations and college degrees, and who have been let down and defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges,” said Congressman Courtney. “
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January 15, 2020 Press Release
“The population of working Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and eastern Connecticut is fortunate to be home to a large number of those seniors,” said Congressman Courtney.
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January 15, 2020 Press Release
“the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposed a new tax on nonprofits, including religious organizations, which required nonprofits to pay a 21% UBIT on parking and transportation benefits provided to their employees. This tax has been an enormous burden to many nonprofit and religious organizations in Connecticut."
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January 9, 2020 Press Release
“General Soleimani was brutal military leader and a menace, with the blood of not only Americans, but also thousands and thousands of Iraqis and his fellow Iranians on his hands,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 9, 2020 Press Release
“We want you to know that the people we represent are closely watching this terrible event in which forecasted triple-digit temperatures, high winds, and lightning have the potential to create megafires that will threaten thousands of lives and properties."
January 3, 2020 Press Release
“The unilateral decision by President Trump to strike down a bad actor such as Soleimani unfortunately does not close the book on the threat Iran poses to America."
December 19, 2019 Press Release
“The lopsided tax overhaul passed by the previous House majority in 2017 was a historic mistake,” said Congressman Courtney.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
“The USMCA takes an existing flawed agreement, and overhauls it by establishing an enforcement regime with real teeth. It’s the first trade agreement that I’ve supported since coming to Congress, and it’s the strong changes from the original version of the bill that convinced me to vote yes,” said Courtney.
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December 18, 2019 Press Release
“These federal vouchers have always made a real difference for the men and women who served our country bravely,” said Congressman Courtney. “
December 17, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s passage of a bipartisan appropriations package that avoids a costly shutdown and keeps America open for business is a clear sign that the House of Representatives is continuing to produce real results for the American people,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

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.

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."

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