“Congress authorized billions in federal assistance for our farmers, but USDA’s decisions on what to do with that funding for the past three months have put our Connecticut shellfish farmers in real financial jeopardy."
September 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bipartisan bill that would establish a pregnant worker’s right to reasonable workplace accommodations. H.R.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
This week, Rep. Courtney was joined by the Connecticut delegation in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue pressing USDA to find avenues to expand federal resources to aid shellfish farmers in Connecticut and throughout the country.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
“Under the leadership of Rear Admiral Kelly, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure the health and safety of their cadets and faculty,” said Congressman Courtney.
“To join U.S. Navy leadership and watch as 2,500 pounds of molten alloy was poured to create the first propulsor mold for the Columbia program was a powerful reminder of just how far we’ve come since 2008, and of the exciting new opportunities ahead,” said Chairman Courtney.
“Eastern Connecticut has shown a lot of grit and smarts in fighting back against COVID-19, and this federal funding will help us continue to keep our communities safe so that we can stay on the path towards overcoming this pandemic,” said Congressman Courtney.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded two federal grants totaling $986,404 to fire departments in Stafford Springs and East Haddam.
“It's good to see the funding we worked to secure for crumbling foundations research get turned around so quickly, and even better to see it put to use here with the experts at UCONN in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney.
August 25, 2020 Press Release
“With so many military and tribal families in eastern Connecticut, the Impact Aid Program is a critical source of federal support for our local schools."
August 22, 2020 Press Release
“My office’s phones and email have blown up with hundreds of constituents who have already been impacted by recent slowdowns at USPS,” said Congressman Courtney.
In The News
August 29, 2013 In The News
This month, I joined President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for a rare event in Washington: a bill signing on a measure that provides real help for the American people. With the stroke of a pen, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act reduced the interest rates for 11 million undergraduate students for the coming academic year. It would have been tempting for the president and the five members of Congress who joined him to revel in the moment — after all, this Congress has produced meager results for the American people on a whole range of critical issues.
August 9, 2013 In The News
Rep. Joe Courtney is looking to have the United States government mint a commemorative Coast Guard coin to help raise funds for the National Coast Guard Museum. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Financial Services. If passed, the bill would include a series of three Coast Guard coins - a five dollar gold coin, one-dollar silver coin, and half-dollar clad coin - in the U.S. Mint's 2017 release of commemorative coins. According to the Mint, commemorative coins are authorized by Congress and are legal tender, although they are not issued for general circulation. The program began in 1982 and surcharges on their purchase price go toward community projects and benefits.
July 29, 2013 In The News
It’s up to Rep. Joe Courtney to round up votes in the House this week for a bill that would limit future increases in student loan interest rates. The bill was approved last week in the Senate. Courtney, Connecticut's 2nd District Democrat, has tried for years to keep interest rates low on the popular Stafford loans that help thousands of students afford college. Democratic House leaders are now tapping that expertise.