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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

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.

July 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Town of Sprague secured a $22,725 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin sewer assessment in Hanover, which is a Village in the Town of Sprague. The Water and Waste Water Disposal Grant will move the Town closer to replacing sewer lines that are more than 100 years old.

June 23, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement that he is drawing down troops in Afghanistan:

June 17, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today praised the continued success of the partnership between Pratt & Whitney and Enfield’s Asnuntuck Community College, which is providing upgraded job skills to Pratt employees who worked at the company’s closing Cheshire plant.

June 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that eastern Connecticut has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to house homeless veterans.

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