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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Good afternoon. The combined Seapower and Projections Forces subcommittee and Readiness subcommittee meet today to hear from the United States Transportation Command and the Maritime Administration on the state of the military’s ability to move our forces in peacetime and times of potential conflict.

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.
February 27, 2019 Press Release
“The Connecticut delegation has stood united in support of action to address gun violence,” said Congressman Courtney. “When Congress refused to do its job – refused to even hold a single hearing on gun violence throughout the duration of previous Republican-controlled Congresses despite the cascade of mass shootings that seem to follow one after the other – the Connecticut delegation remained steadfast in demanding a legislative response to gun violence."
February 27, 2019 Press Release
The House-passed public lands package will make segments of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed eligible for protections and federal funding under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), Joe Courtney (D-CT), and David Cicilline (D-RI) announced their legislation to protect several local waterways passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 363-62 as part of a broader bipartisan public lands package.

February 26, 2019 Press Release
“I am very pleased that the Education and Labor Committee today reported out a school infrastructure bill which includes a section I authored to help local municipalities with the cost of repairing or reconstructing school buildings that have been impacted by crumbling foundations due to the presence of pyrrhotite,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
“As I’ve stated since the President first issued his misguided declaration, I’m strongly opposed to misusing emergency powers to circumvent the will of a bipartisan majority in Congress and using military construction funds to pay for a border wall,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
“I am strongly opposed to the President’s misguided and unlawful plan to misuse emergency powers to pilfer military construction funds to pay for a border wall,” said Congressman Courtney. “It’s a misuse of executive authority, and a dangerous precedent to set. Even the Ranking Republican of the House Armed Services Committee and other senior Armed Services Republicans have said they oppose the President using precious military construction funds this way.

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