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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against thousands of eastern Connecticut homeowners in a decision that exempts many insurers from having to cover repairs to homes with structural damage caused by crumbling concrete foundations.

November 8, 2019 Press Release
“Linda’s decision today to resign her seat effective February 1 is another example of her selfless leadership and commitment to a district that she has represented so well over the last fifteen years."
November 8, 2019 Press Release
“These are men and women who have fought tooth and nail for well over a decade to produce this policy change within the VA, and it’s been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this result,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 7, 2019 Press Release
“As you continue to work to address the crumbling foundations crisis in Connecticut, I wanted to make sure that you and your staff were aware of the federal resources already available to assist homeowners in Connecticut affected by crumbling foundations due to pyrrhotite."
November 7, 2019 Press Release

WILLIMANTIC, CT – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) was joined by officials from Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for a tour of the final upgrades to the New England Central Rail (NECR).

November 6, 2019 Press Release
“The Lower Drug Costs Now Act has a chance to be the most significant legislation on health care that the 116th Congress will accomplish,” said Congressman Courtney, following the discussion.
November 4, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s news that the Block V contract is reaching the final backstretch with a framework that will be built around a minimum of nine subs and an option for a tenth to maintain the program of record shows real progress in terms of getting a stable workload for this critical program."
November 1, 2019 Press Release
“As you work to complete negotiations on a year-end spending package, we write to ask for your support for an issue critical to Connecticut and Massachusetts – the crumbling foundations crisis."
October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), voted in favor of a resolution which outlines the process by which House Committees will continue their inquiry into possible impeachable offenses by President Trump.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) and his colleagues on the House Education and Labor Committee voted to approve the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) during a three-day legislative markup session.

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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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