Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon
Instagram

Media Center

Latest News

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement today after President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the Department of Education to extend the pause on interest and principal payments on student loans until September 30th, 2021.

Issues:
January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Secretary-Designate General Lloyd Austin (U.S.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice President of the United States of America.

January 14, 2021 Press Release
“The bipartisan budget bill we passed in December contained new COVID-19 aid, including a new round of funding for our small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program,” said Rep. Courtney.
January 14, 2021 Press Release
“There is no question that the President helped to foment and incite an attack on our Capitol and our democracy on January 6th, and Representatives from both sides of the aisle came together today to show that there are consequences for these sorts of actions,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 12, 2021 Press Release
“As we learn more about the disturbing plots to overthrow our nation’s democracy that were afoot inside of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, there’s no question that a Commander in Chief who spurred on that sort of activity is unfit to serve any longer,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 7, 2021 Press Release
“While the whole world watched, early this morning the House and Senate voted in bipartisan fashion to emphatically certify the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 1, 2021 Press Release
“We’re starting the New Year with a big win for our U.S. Navy and for eastern Connecticut—the President’s attempt to veto the bipartisan NDAA has officially been voted down, and construction of the crucial second Virginia-class submarine has once and for all been restored in 2021,” said Chairman Courtney.
December 28, 2020 Press Release
“I’m proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in voting to overturn President Trump’s reckless veto of the bipartisan NDAA, and to ensure that Congress for the 60th year passes this measure,” said Chairman Courtney.
December 23, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump vetoed the overwhelmingly bipartisan 2021 National Defense Authorization Act in a move to defund the United States Armed Forces and deny a pay raise American troops:

Pages

In The News

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.
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.

Issues:

Pages