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March 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney and Senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal announced the awarding of two USDA Rural Development grants to the town of Sprague.

March 8, 2012 Op-Ed
As Congress gears up for the 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization, America’s dairy farmers need particular attention to safeguard their livelihood. Coming off recent catastrophic lows, we must reform our nation’s dairy programs so that prices are fair to farmers and reasonable to consumers.
March 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-LA) today sent a bipartisan letter to the House Budget Committee requesting full allocation of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) receipts to remedy maintenance problems facing our nation’s ports and harbors.

March 6, 2012 Press Release

DoD Inspector General report shows mismanagement of effort to set aside contracts for companies owned by disabled veterans


February 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney has written to the commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), urging them to undertake overdue action to implement rules that will reduce the influence of speculators in the energy market and rein in escalat

February 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Joe Courtney (CT-2) praised the award of two grants to Connecticut from the United States Department of Labor for technical skills training. The Workforce Alliance, Inc. in New Haven received a $4.97 million grant and the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

February 24, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Joe Courtney sat down with students, faculty, and administration officials at UConn to discuss his legislation to prevent an increase in Stafford student loan rates for undergraduate students. The discussion included personal stories from students facing tens of thousands of dollars in debt after graduation.

February 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney on THURSDAY, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. UConn will hold a roundtable and press availability with UConn students to highlight his ongoing effort to prevent the interest rates on certain student loans from doubling on July 1.

February 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) rejection of Rhode Island’s request to levy tolls on I-95 traffic just across the border from North Stonington.