“The Federal Maritime Administration’s award to Thames Shipyard and Repair demonstrates once again the deep connection eastern Connecticut has to our nation’s maritime economy."
April 21, 2021 Press Release
The SAFE Banking Act passed in a strong bipartisan vote, which was applauded by the CT Bankers Association
“Congress needs to work together to keep the economic recovery going, and the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act would help farmers and small businesses in eastern Connecticut finally access the financial services they need to operate competitively,” said Congressman Courtney.
Next week, Courtney will host Representatives and Senators, health care and social workers to talk more about H.R. 1195, which has now drawn support from the Biden Administration
“Health care and social workers have been waiting for years, long before COVID, to have their safety taken seriously while they’re working hard to ensure everyone else’s,” said Courtney.
“This year, with more bipartisan support than ever before and the support of the Biden Administration, we can’t let it stop here,” Courtney continued.
April 14, 2021 Press Release
FEMA now accepting applications for program Courtney helped create in the American Rescue Plan
“No amount of money is going to heal the loss of a family member, or a loved one. But this new relief program will help ease the financial strain of so many American families who have suffered so much during the past year," Courtney said.
"As a member of the House Armed Services committee, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure a successful execution of this plan," said Courtney.
April 14, 2021 Press Release
Many CT residents who receive veterans’ benefits and have not yet received their economic impact payment could expect payments to hit bank accounts beginning today
"The American Rescue Plan provided new resources not only to help our veterans and their families get vaccinated, but also to help them survive and recover financially," Courtney said.
Rep. Courtney has worked successfully to grow CFAP and expand it to eastern CT shellfish farmers
“There’s a lot more work ahead to help our farmers and fishermen to get back above water and recover from this pandemic, but this announcement from the Biden Administration that next shot in the arm we’ve all been waiting on,” said Rep. Courtney.
Representatives offer feedback informed by local fishermen and shellfish growers on the needs of seafood sector
In their letter, the Representatives highlighted concerns over important regional price differences for shellfish and seafood purchasing programs, and encouraged USDA to strengthen the economic recovery by focusing seafood purchasing [...]"
“As the Biden Administration sets course on a new era of carbon-free energy production, eastern Connecticut is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of the growing, permanent opportunities in the offshore wind energy sector,” said Congressman Courtney.