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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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August 5, 2019 Press Release

Norwich, CT– Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement on the need for Senate action on House-passed gun violence prevention legislation following this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

July 25, 2019 Press Release
“The full faith and credit of the United States should never come into question,” said Congressman Courtney. “With passage of our bipartisan budget deal today, the House did its job to ensure that the U.S. will remain the leader in the global economy, and in national security."
July 24, 2019 Press Release
“Everyone with a phone in eastern Connecticut knows that there’s been an uptick in robocalls in recent months and years,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“Giving our students opportunities to learn more about farming, gardening, and sustainable agriculture at an early age is a wise investment,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“The Department […] has done basically everything they can to confuse people, to mislead people, and at the end of the day to deny people the opportunity get this benefit,” said Congressman Courtney. “We know the universe of people who are eligible for this is much larger.”
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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House overwhelmingly approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
“These funds will help insure the safety and security of both officers and residents in Plainfield,” said Congressman Courtney.
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July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) took to the House Floor to highlight a new lawsuit aimed at the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) failure to properly administer the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
“The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney. “
July 10, 2019 Press Release
“We need all of the resources we can muster to help homeowners and others impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

July 15, 2019 In The News

The House plans to vote Wednesday on legislation that would roll back the so-called “Cadillac tax” under the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare.

The 40 percent surcharge tax applies to certain high-cost employer health care plans (hence the “Cadillac tax” nickname). It isn’t set to take effect until 2022, and Congress has twice delayed its implementation.

March 11, 2019 In The News

In a potential boon for Connecticut’s defense industry, the Pentagon upped its spending request Monday from two Virginia-class submarines to three per year starting in 2020, responding to pressure from Congress and the Navy.

December 24, 2018 In The News
In a letter spearheaded by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and sent by Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey, members of the Congressional Friends of Australia Caucus stressed the importance of the alliance between the countries after Mattis said he would leave the Trump administration.
December 19, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced a $62,100 grant Tuesday from the federal Economic Development Agency to the Naval & Maritime Consortium, formerly known as the Connecticut Undersea Supply Chain Consortium, headquartered in Groton.

November 21, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing increasing rates of on-the-job violence experienced by health care and social service workers.

November 19, 2018 In The News

A bill that would compel the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement workplace violence prevention plans was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.

November 19, 2018 In The News

A group of House Democrats introduced a bill on Friday to help protect millions of nurses and other health care workers from the high rates of violence they experience on the job.

October 29, 2018 In The News

Groton — As director of workforce development for Electric Boat, Courtney Murphy has seen a 20 percent reduction in departures of first-year employees, just due to the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline.

"When they come into Electric Boat and the first time they're given that job assignment, they have some confidence," she said. "They know how to do it safely."

October 15, 2018 In The News

Third-quarter data released by the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors last week shows that single-family home sales in New London and Windham counties are up over last year, which CEO Susy Hurlbert takes as a sign of increased buyer confidence.

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