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May 1, 2020 Press Release
“Earlier today, a new joint report from the State Legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis and Governor Lamont’s office found that the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the State of Connecticut up to $7 billion by 2023,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 28, 2020 Press Release
In his letter, Courtney noted that since passage of H.R. 266, neither the SBA nor Treasury have provided a portal for farmers and agricultural enterprises to apply for and receive funding through the critical EIDL program.
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April 25, 2020 Press Release
“Many of our farming families in eastern Connecticut operate like small businesses – they’re getting hard during this pandemic, just like many other small employers, and they need access to cash flow immediately,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 25, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Last night, the U.S. Treasury Department and the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new guidance clarifying that farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers are eligible to receive funding through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as long as they meet certain requirements.

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April 24, 2020 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, made the following statement today after media reports indicated that the U.S. Navy has recommended the reinstatement of Captain Brett Crozier, the Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt:

April 23, 2020 Press Release
“The bipartisan CARES Act was signed into law just four weeks ago, and already much of those hundreds of billions of dollars in resources have been expended,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
“I’ve been working to secure clarification on this issue for months now,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
“While we applaud the speed at which the Paycheck Protection Program was rolled out, we hope that you may address the concerns of our agricultural business constituents before additional funding is authorized for disbursement by Congress,” the members wrote.
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April 19, 2020 Press Release
“Bipartisan negotiations are closing in fast on a bigger boost for small businesses than originally put forth by Senator McConnell, as well as for new funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing,” said Congressman Courtney.
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April 17, 2020 Press Release
“This federal funding is more important than ever – it’s good to see a new round of much-needed support coming in for our health care professionals"

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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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