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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

August 19, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that three small farms and businesses in Hebron, Stonington, and Canterbury have secured grants totaling $51,449 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

August 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today visited Norwich Public Utilities’ (NPU) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station to discuss investment in green energy – one of the three legs of his three-point plan to reduce gas prices.

August 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after President Obama’s speech on the S&P downgrade:
 

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the town of Plainfield and the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area have secured grants worth $46,450 and $75,000, respectively. The grants come from the U.S.

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the Department of Labor cited positive private-sector job growth in July. The new report says the economy added 154,000 new private-sector jobs, reducing the overall unemployment rate to 9.1 percent.

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the town of Plainfield and the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area have secured grants worth $46,450 and $75,000, respectively. The grants come from the U.S.

August 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that, after conferring with Navy officials, a new agreement will generate $16.6 million in additional maintenance and repair work for Electric Boat (EB) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. The additional work protects the jobs of many EB workers who were given layoff notices earlier this year.

July 30, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after voting "yes" on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's compromise plan to end the default crisis:

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 29, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after voting "no" on House Speaker John Boehner's short-term, three-step plan to raise the debt ceiling.

"When Speaker Boehner was asked yesterday whether his bill would prevent downgrade of U.S. creditworthiness, he responded: 'That is beyond my control.'

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