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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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November 1, 2019 Press Release
“As you work to complete negotiations on a year-end spending package, we write to ask for your support for an issue critical to Connecticut and Massachusetts – the crumbling foundations crisis."
October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), voted in favor of a resolution which outlines the process by which House Committees will continue their inquiry into possible impeachable offenses by President Trump.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) and his colleagues on the House Education and Labor Committee voted to approve the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) during a three-day legislative markup session.

October 30, 2019 Press Release
“As Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and as the Representative for eastern Connecticut – home to so many veterans of our nation’s Sea Services – to have the endorsement of FRA for my bill, the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act, is particularly significant,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 29, 2019 Press Release
“Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
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October 29, 2019 Press Release
“The USDA has made investments towards projects in towns across eastern Connecticut, and this latest grant award is a major investment in the health of our region, specifically in Windham and Tolland counties,” said Congressman Courtney.
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October 28, 2019 Press Release
“The population of Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and Eastern Connecticut is home to a large number of those seniors,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 28, 2019 Press Release
“Senator Wellstone was a giant in Congress, and an icon for any elected official who seeks office to promote justice and fairness for working families,” said Congressman Courtney. “He
October 25, 2019 Press Release
“The Town of Killingly and Town Manager Mary Calorio deserve major congratulations for identifying this federal funding opportunity, and for putting together a successful grant application to win this highly competitive award – one of only two Housing Preservation Grant awards made in our entire state during this round of funding,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
“After having worked to pass robust funding for the LWCF here in the House this year, and after having secured continued federal support for our Eightmile River and The Last Green Valley, I’m particularly glad to announce this new round of federal investment in eastern Connecticut’s natural heritage,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

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.

October 7, 2018 In The News

Groton, Norwich and North Stonington are among the top cities and towns in the state for economic growth, according to the 2017 Connecticut Town Economic Indexes, which the state Department of Labor released this week.

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 16, 2018 In The News

A Vietnam veteran who says he was left sterilised by Agent Orange has ridden more 10,000 miles across the US on a motorcycle to rally support to change compensation rules.

Gerry Wright, 70, is one of thousands of former soldiers who sprayed the herbicide during the Vietnam War to kill dense vegetation that provided cover for Viet Cong troops.

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.

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