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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

July 29, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded a blue ribbon commission report that recommended at least one new site be found to store nuclear waste.

July 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney this week was named the newest member of the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee has jurisdiction over all Members, officers, House employees, bills, resolutions, and other matters related to the House's Code of Official Conduct.

July 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $436,237 in competitive funding through the School-Based Health Center Capital Program to the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut.

July 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today was selected to serve on a special bipartisan panel to address the ongoing challenge of financial management in the Pentagon. Courtney was named to the panel by Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA). The panel will be led by Rep.

July 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two grants totaling $89,320 to help eastern Connecticut farmers export and market their products.

July 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that UConn secured a $290,226 Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help Windham and New Haven students finish high school and pursue a college education. UConn will use the funding to continue servicing 650 middle and high school students in Windham and New Haven.

July 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney and the House of Representatives voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill by a wide bipartisan margin of 336-87.

July 7, 2011 Press Release

HARTFORD – Members of the Connecticut Congressional delegation and Governor Dannel Malloy applauded today’s decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reevaluate their analysis of payments to Connecticut hospitals in the FY 2012 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

July 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded an announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it is finalizing a rule to crack down on market manipulation. The rule would expand the CFTC's ability to prosecute manipulation, and, for the first time, it would allow the CFTC to prosecute fraud-based manipulation.

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