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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

June 14, 2019 Press Release
“In 2017, if a tree fell on your home, you would have been able to claim a ‘casualty loss’ from the IRS to recoup some of the lost value of the roof,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
“We passed the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term as a representative, and the intent was to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
It's been an honor to lead the Seapower Subcommittee this year and assemble my first mark as leader of this bipartisan and productive panel,” Courtney said.
June 12, 2019 Press Release
“Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans have been denied benefits that they deserve for 17 years,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 12, 2019 Press Release
This year’s mark by the Seapower panel is a continuation of many years of bipartisan work and I want to recognize and thank Ranking Member Wittman for his unwavering commitment to strengthening the Navy and Air Force’s ability to respond to the challenges and threats of today.
June 11, 2019 Press Release
“The number of violent attacks against health care and social service workers, some of the very people we depend on most when we’re in need, is unconscionable,” said Congressman Courtney.
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June 11, 2019 Press Release
“Plum Island is an ecological treasure, and I appreciate that the House Appropriations Committee has acknowledged this by including the repeal of the requirement for the island’s sale in this year’s Homeland Security spending bill,” said Courtney.
June 11, 2019 Press Release
"This is a momentous step in a years-long process to address the serious problem of violence against the caregivers, medical professionals, and social workers who are enduring frightening rates of violent attacks while they are healing, caring for, and consoling patients all across America [...] "

Thank you, Chairman Scott for convening today’s mark up and Chairwoman Adams for taking urgent action on this issue in the Workforce Protections Subcommittee early in the 116th Congress.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
“Like any merger, this one comes with a long list of questions,” said Congressman Courtney, “but the primary concern is determining what sort of impact this will have on our UTC employees and manufacturers here in Connecticut. Based on my interactions with both companies, it appears that there is little risk of redundancy in terms of UTC’s and Raytheon’s manufacturing efforts. These firms focus on delivering very different products, and the possibility of job reductions in Connecticut’s manufacturing sector because of this merger seems to be quite low.
“Like any merger, this one comes with a long list of questions,” said Congressman Courtney, “but the primary concern is determining what sort of impact this will have on our UTC employees and manufacturers here in Connecticut."
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June 5, 2019 Press Release
Without Dredging, Groton Would Lose Ability to Launch and Build Submarines
“The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site is the final step in over a decade of regional collaboration on dredging management that dates back to the 2005 Dredged Material Management Plan for Long Island Sound, which was agreed to at the time by the Governors Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island,” Courtney said.

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