May 14, 2021 Press Release
“Congress needs to focus on working across the aisle to strengthen America’s workforce, and today I was glad we came together to pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” said Congressman Courtney.
“Today’s jobs numbers should be a wake-up call to a lot of armchair economic experts that even though our recovery is moving forward, we’ve still got big challenges to overcome, and people still need support,” said Congressman Courtney.
“Keeping our schools open is in the first row of priorities when it comes to getting life back to normal, and getting peoples’ careers and our economy back on track,” said Rep. Courtney.
“The American Rescue Plan is continuing to fuel eastern Connecticut’s economic recovery, and it’s going to help our schools stay open and get kids back on track as we move ahead,” said Congressman Courtney.
The expanded clinic will accommodate new specialty forms of health care, like cardiology and phlebotomy, space for group counseling, and more capacity for mental health and telehealth services. It will also feature in-house lab work that will provide faster..."
During yesterday’s hearing, Courtney noted that in Connecticut, the share of premiums that pay for prescription drugs has risen by 8% in just the past few years—from 15% to 23%. Dr. Socal agreed that this trend is driving the sharp premium increases in employer-sponsored health care plans.
“In eastern Connecticut, we’ve still got lines at drive-through food banks, and my office is still hearing from seniors who are looking for more support,” said Rep. Courtney.
“Eastern Connecticut’s manufacturing workforce is already taking on some of today’s biggest opportunities, and today’s visit from the Cabinet Secretaries couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Congressman Courtney.
H.R. 133 and the American Rescue Plan are continuing to deliver support to eastern Connecticut
“Norwich Free Academy and Woodstock Academy are where thousands of kids in our region go to learn each day, and it’s great to see them getting the support the need through the American Rescue Plan,” said Congressman Courtney.
“China and Russia haven’t stopped pushing the boundaries of their maritime claims, and the U.S. Senate has a chance to put more weight behind America’s response by ratifying the UNCLOS treaty,” said Chairman Courtney.