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November 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Tom Cole (R-OK) today sent a letter to the Super Committee urging its members to oppose new taxes on employer-sponsored health benefits. The bipartisan letter, which is signed by 160 members, asks the Committee not to cap or phase out the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health coverage.

November 3, 2011 Press Release

HARTFORD – The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today that additional utility crews are being made available to Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) from around the country to aid in ongoing storm recovery efforts.

November 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Connecticut delegation sought additional federal aid for the state in a letter sent Wednesday to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

October 31, 2011 Press Release

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Congressional delegation today released a statement in support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s request to President Barack Obama for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of this weekend’s snow storm. Members of the delegation have been in touch with the White House today:

October 26, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Groton-based Electric Boat secured a $91,151,493 contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop and update design drawings, and evaluate new technology for Virginia-Class submarines.

October 26, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded new initiatives by President Obama to help students repay their federal student loans. The initiatives include a new income-based repayment plan, which will allow borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their discretionary income.

October 22, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today release the following statement after President Obama announced that all U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by year's end:

October 20, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Courtney and his wife Audrey today began the week-long SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge, a program of the New London County Food Policy Council, to highlight the challenges facing families that receive SNAP benefits in eastern Connecticut.

October 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) after it voted to approve position limits on participants in key energy and agricultural commodity contracts. Once implemented, the new limits will reduce the influence of speculators who have driven up gas prices across the country.

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