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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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.'

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.

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