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July 1, 2020 Press Release
“The failure to reinvest in our nation’s aging infrastructure has cost eastern Connecticut towns, students, and our neighbors,” said Congressman Courtney.
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July 1, 2020 Press Release
“The Moving Forward Act is the first infrastructure package in history to address the crumbling foundations crisis,” said Rep. Courtney.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
“Interest rates have reached historic lows across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Courtney.
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June 30, 2020 Press Release
“John Beauregard and the entire team at EWIB have a proven track record of success,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 26, 2020 Press Release
“Right before Memorial Day, President Trump, very quietly and behind closed doors, vetoed this bill—a bipartisan bill that protected a Borrowers Defense rule supported by a wide range of veterans service organizations,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 26, 2020 Press Release
“Jacob Long and his team at the American Woolen Company continue to do outstanding work,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 24, 2020 Press Release
“Jacob Long and his team at the American Woolen Company continue to do outstanding work,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 24, 2020 Press Release
“Jacob Long and his team at the American Woolen Company continue to do outstanding work,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 24, 2020 Press Release
“Jacob Long and his team at the American Woolen Company continue to do outstanding work,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 24, 2020 Press Release
“Jacob Long and his team at the American Woolen Company continue to do outstanding work,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

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.

August 3, 2018 In The News
The Navy’s newest submarine will make Groton its home after its Sept. 29 commissioning, which U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said is seven months earlier than originally planned. Electric Boat already won a contract to perform maintenance on the USS Indiana, a Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, beginning in November. The work will correct any defects found during so-called "shakedown" testing before the submarine is deployed.
July 28, 2018 In The News
The full-service center is one of only five of its kind in the state and will include various services and specialists for jobseekers — even a self-service center with computers, Internet service, research material and phones. For the employers who are trying to fill the increasing number of manufacturing jobs being created in this region and throughout the state, American Job Center East is a way to grow the state’s workforce. John Beauregard, the president and CEO of the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB), points to the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (MPI) as an example of why the American Job Center East model works.
July 23, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, is among a group of bipartisan lawmakers criticizing the Trump administration for a proposal to cut funding for the Coast Guard to pay for border security.

April 13, 2018 In The News

Washington – The U.S. Department of Education has come to the aid of hundreds of Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute students whose education came to an abrupt end last week when the school shut down without warning.

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March 5, 2018 In The News

GRISWOLD – Residents hell-bent on keeping their town quiet are making quite the noise.

They’re an eclectic bunch – about 80 of whom are a part of the crusading Keep Griswold Quiet/Save Pachaug Forest. 

February 20, 2018 In The News

As we enter the second year of the Trump administration, the president’s inability to advance a firm, coherent U.S. position toward Russia persists despite a torrent of belligerent behavior by the Kremlin toward the West.

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