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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

April 10, 2019 Press Release
“This [Department of Education] memo has had the effect of undermining all state investigations into shady practices, as well as federal investigations by the CFPB into loan servicers,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s vote is a victory for women, for our communities across Connecticut, and for people throughout the United States,” said the Delegation. “Since VAWA was first enacted, intimate partner violence among both women and men has decreased."
April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Community newspapers are facing a market that is increasingly anti-competitive,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
“Every American deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare, regardless of their medical history,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 3, 2019 Press Release
“An issue that we struggled with back in 2008 – the last time the Higher Education bill was authorized – was the 90-10 rule, which, again, basically says that at least 10% of the revenue going into for-profit has to be non-Title IV money [like] Stafford loans and Pell Grants,” said Courtney.
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April 2, 2019 Press Release
Sufficient funding for program would ensure conservation plans move forward for Connecticut Rivers
“The Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers program has been a successful tool for river and watershed preservation for decades. From the first piece of legislation I got signed into law that designated the Eightmile River to the Wood-Pawcatuck designation that I helped champion last month, Wild and Scenic Rivers have always been a top priority for me and for eastern Connecticut,” Courtney said.
April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,970,282 in federal funding to the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) to support Head Start and Early Head Start programming in eastern Connecticut.

March 29, 2019 Press Release
“John Casey’s retirement caps a remarkable career in shipbuilding and producing the most capable submarines in the world,” Courtney said.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
“Equal work deserves equal pay – that’s no longer up for debate,” said Congressman Courtney. “Research shows that in Connecticut, women make only 79 cents for every one dollar made by their male counterparts for the same work. That is completely unacceptable, both morally and economically, and today’s vote acknowledges the compounding and generational impact that pay disparities have on the lifetime earning potential of women, and the negative effect this has on families’ financial stability.
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March 26, 2019 Press Release
“Last night, in federal court, the Trump Administration argued for the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, and every benefit and protection that comes along with it – including protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Courtney.
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