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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,970,282 in federal funding to the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) to support Head Start and Early Head Start programming in eastern Connecticut.

March 29, 2019 Press Release
“John Casey’s retirement caps a remarkable career in shipbuilding and producing the most capable submarines in the world,” Courtney said.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
“Equal work deserves equal pay – that’s no longer up for debate,” said Congressman Courtney. “Research shows that in Connecticut, women make only 79 cents for every one dollar made by their male counterparts for the same work. That is completely unacceptable, both morally and economically, and today’s vote acknowledges the compounding and generational impact that pay disparities have on the lifetime earning potential of women, and the negative effect this has on families’ financial stability.
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March 26, 2019 Press Release
“Last night, in federal court, the Trump Administration argued for the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, and every benefit and protection that comes along with it – including protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Courtney.
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March 26, 2019 Press Release
“Last night, in federal court, the Trump Administration argued for the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, and every benefit and protection that comes along with it – including protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Courtney. “
March 25, 2019 Press Release
“The country needs full and complete transparency on alleged interference in our elections, and I once again call for the report to be made public in its entirety. Just last week, the House of Representatives voted in overwhelming bipartisan fashion to pass a resolution by a vote of 420-0 that expressed this same sentiment – that the report should be made available to Congress and to the public once completed. The report is now completed. The Department of Justice needs to fulfill its duty to the American people and make public the findings of the Mueller Investigation.”
March 20, 2019 Press Release

Today, the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, Inc. (CFSIC), also known as “the captive insurance company,” released the following announcement following the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to designation CFSIC as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The full press release from the captive insurance company and CSFIC Superintendent Michael Maglaras is included below.

March 19, 2019 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney announced the approval of $480,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to support testing of crumbling foundations in Ellington, Stafford, and Vernon.

March 14, 2019 Press Release
“We believe that the MAFMC continues to shortchange New England states when it comes to commercial summer flounder quotas,” Courtney, Blumenthal, and Murphy argued in their letter. “New England fishermen—including many of our constituents who have spent their lives fishing in southern New England Waters—have consistently voiced their concerns regarding summer flounder quotas set by the MAFMC.”
March 13, 2019 Press Release
“With interest rates near historic lows, students and recent graduates should be able to refinance their debts in the same way that we allow business entities, homeowners, and others to refinance,” said Congressman Courtney.
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In The News

September 15, 2018 In The News
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants is supporting the efforts of U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, and U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, to clarify how homeowners with crumbling foundations can receive federal tax relief through the casualty loss deduction. In August, Courtney and Larson asked acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter for clarification on whether a taxpayer can take and “carry forward” a net operating loss if their casualty loss exceeds their income.
September 4, 2018 In The News

College students and their ability to pay their tuition seem unlikely targets for a presidential administration or a political party, especially in an election year. Students represent the near-term future of a skilled workforce and a stronger economy; they are the very premise of progress in research and development in decades to come.

August 28, 2018 In The News

*The image displayed above is of Congressman Courtney at the job center opening in July, 2018.

MONTVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) - If you're looking for a job and live in the eastern side of the state, a career fair is being offered in Montville next week. 

August 22, 2018 In The News

VERNON — For over an hour Tuesday night, residents of three of the communities hit hardest by the crumbling concrete epidemic — Ellington, Stafford, and Vernon — registered their unanimous support for an application that could result in federal money for foundation testing.

August 16, 2018 In The News

New London — Federal money is aiding the city fire department in taking preventative measures against cancer rates, as well as training for technical rescues in anticipation of upcoming work under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

August 14, 2018 In The News

Santiago “Santi” Rodriguez, a 14-year-old New London boy who loves soccer and basketball, is a healthy high school sophomore thanks to research and treatment by the National Institutes of Health.

August 8, 2018 In The News
Despite the federal government lowering a tariff affecting U.S. newspapers, local stakeholders and public officials would like to see the border tax eliminated altogether. Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of uncoated groundwood paper, also known as newsprint, from Canada resulting in a reduction on the tariff, previously capped at 22.16 percent to a rate capped at 16.88 percent.
August 8, 2018 In The News

New London — The Women's Business Development Council has held events and programs in a lot of Connecticut communities, but CEO Fran Pastore said she has never had the kind of reception she's had in New London.

August 6, 2018 In The News
Courtney hosted veterans representing several area organizations for a monthly veterans advisory board meeting at his district office in Norwich. In attendance at the meeting was the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Thomas J. Saadi, who addressed the group with updates from his department and responded to questions. Specifically, Courtney spoke about current issues that he said are important for Norwich area veterans, including declaring his strong opposition to a July 12 policy change from the Department of Defense that will prevent service members with greater than 16 years of service from transferring their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to eligible family members. “To scale back this benefit, it’s really blindsiding to people,” Courtney said.
August 4, 2018 In The News

After a six-week cross-country motorcycle ride, Andover resident Gerry Wright has more than mileage to show for his effort.

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