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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

March 12, 2019 Press Release
“This arbitrary gap in Medicare coverage is a crisis waiting to happen for so many families in eastern Connecticut and across the country,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 12, 2019 Press Release
Legislation granting Rhode Island and Connecticut waterways new protections and eligibility for federal funding signed into law
“Today, the President signed into law legislation that codifies the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed as an entity of the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic Program,” said Congressman Courtney. “This designation will bring much-needed funding for research and conservation to our own natural treasure in Connecticut and Rhode Island. I’m proud to have helped getting this bill over the finish line with my colleagues, and I know there are numerous stakeholders on the ground ready to get to work to preserve the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed for generations to come.”
March 11, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement is a welcome reversal from the Department of Defense which, just eight months ago, publicly opposed my efforts to increase fast attack submarine construction to three per year. This decision to finally accede to the demands of our combatant commanders and the work of the House Seapower Subcommittee sets out important work ahead for our subcommittee and the entire Congress to fulfill this request.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“The political system has increasingly been focused on catering to the wealthy and the powerful–to special interests rather the public’s interests – and that has come at the great expense to American public,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“Repealing the FCC 2015 Open Internet Order, which mandated equal treatment of content over the internet by broadband service providers, was a serious mistake,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"The new Congressional Majority’s stance against anti-Semitism is clear. With the passage of this resolution, the record now clearly reflects the position of this body: that anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim conduct have no place in the halls of Congress."
March 7, 2019 Press Release
Today’s introduction of a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to secure Plum Island’s future viability and environmental protection status is an exciting development. Looking back over the last two Congresses, Representative Zeldin and I have been able to pass legislation seeking to protect Plum Island on a bipartisan basis, and at times with unanimous support"
March 6, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement by the Navy is another endorsement of the value that private shipyards contribute to the readiness of our submarine force,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 6, 2019 Press Release
“Like many states, Connecticut’s General Assembly enacted legislation in 2015 (HB 5780) that defined industrial hemp as a distinct crop to take advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program established under the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill),” wrote the members.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
“Passage of this bill is another commonsense measure to strengthen our nation’s background check system – a measure supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans in order to reduce the risk of firearms falling into the wrong hands,” said Courtney.