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September 24, 2020 Press Release
“Last year’s bipartisan spending agreement for FY 2020 included important investments in early childhood education, including a boost of $400 million in IDEA grants,” said Congressman Courtney. “
September 23, 2020 Press Release
“This week we showed the HUD Regional Administrator how eastern Connecticut has put millions of dollars in CDBG funding to work during this pandemic,” said Rep. Courtney.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act keeps the government open, and it ensures that construction of the Columbia-class submarine program will move ahead on schedule,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 21, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued updated information for eastern Connecticut shellfish, hemp, dairy, and other farmers regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “round two” of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2).

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September 18, 2020 Press Release
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life was about shattering barriers for women, and all Americans who experienced discrimination,” said Congressman Courtney. “She had an exquisite legal mind, and clarity of thought and word that she used powerfully to change this country for the better.”
September 18, 2020 Press Release
“Congress authorized billions in federal assistance for our farmers, but USDA’s decisions on what to do with that funding for the past three months have put our Connecticut shellfish farmers in real financial jeopardy."
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September 17, 2020 Press Release
New bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Courtney, would establish pregnant workers’ right to workplace accommodations

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bipartisan bill that would establish a pregnant worker’s right to reasonable workplace accommodations. H.R.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
This week, Rep. Courtney was joined by the Connecticut delegation in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue pressing USDA to find avenues to expand federal resources to aid shellfish farmers in Connecticut and throughout the country.
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September 14, 2020 Press Release
“Under the leadership of Rear Admiral Kelly, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure the health and safety of their cadets and faculty,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
“To join U.S. Navy leadership and watch as 2,500 pounds of molten alloy was poured to create the first propulsor mold for the Columbia program was a powerful reminder of just how far we’ve come since 2008, and of the exciting new opportunities ahead,” said Chairman Courtney.

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