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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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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