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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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December 5, 2019 Press Release
“This letter makes plainly clear that we cannot delay repeal of the so-called Cadillac Tax,” said Rep. Courtney.
December 2, 2019 Press Release
“The long-awaited contract awarded today – the largest ever awarded by the Navy – provides stability and certainty to our submarine shipbuilders, greater deterrent capability to our combatant commanders, and increased workload for the industrial base,” Courtney said.
November 27, 2019 Press Release
“This new report underscores what we already know – Connecticut’s defense and manufacturing sector punches well above its weight,” Congressman Courtney said.
November 26, 2019 Press Release
“As you complete conference negotiations on the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019, we write to urge you to ensure that the final bill provides for the continued pay of military members of the Coats Guard during government shutdowns."
November 25, 2019 Press Release
“We are grateful for the response from the IRS providing clarity that CFSIC is not required under federal law and regulations to issue 1099 tax forms to those receiving this critical assistance to repair their homes,” the delegation said.
November 25, 2019 Press Release
"As Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, I have worked closely with Secretary Spencer since he was appointed by President Trump."
November 21, 2019 Press Release
“Workplace assaults against nurses, health care professionals, and social service workers occur more often than in any other profession,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 20, 2019 Press Release
“It is with the greatest of sadness that the State of Connecticut learned today of the passing of a selfless public servant and great person, State Representative Linda Orange. Linda was an outstanding legislator, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity as a former member of our State Legislature to watch her first foray into public service when she clerked for the Human Services Committee in the General Assembly, which I chaired at the time."
November 19, 2019 Press Release
“The abandonment of Minor League clubs by Major League Baseball would devastate our communities, their bond purchasers, and other stakeholders affected by the potential loss of these clubs."
November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against thousands of eastern Connecticut homeowners in a decision that exempts many insurers from having to cover repairs to homes with structural damage caused by crumbling concrete foundations.

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In The News

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.

February 8, 2018 In The News

By: Eric Bedner

The IRS has determined that homeowners who make repairs to their crumbling foundations within the next three years can amend their 2017 federal tax filings to deduct the cost.

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