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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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November 8, 2019 Press Release
“Linda’s decision today to resign her seat effective February 1 is another example of her selfless leadership and commitment to a district that she has represented so well over the last fifteen years."
November 8, 2019 Press Release
“These are men and women who have fought tooth and nail for well over a decade to produce this policy change within the VA, and it’s been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this result,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 7, 2019 Press Release
“As you continue to work to address the crumbling foundations crisis in Connecticut, I wanted to make sure that you and your staff were aware of the federal resources already available to assist homeowners in Connecticut affected by crumbling foundations due to pyrrhotite."
November 7, 2019 Press Release

WILLIMANTIC, CT – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) was joined by officials from Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for a tour of the final upgrades to the New England Central Rail (NECR).

November 6, 2019 Press Release
“The Lower Drug Costs Now Act has a chance to be the most significant legislation on health care that the 116th Congress will accomplish,” said Congressman Courtney, following the discussion.
November 4, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s news that the Block V contract is reaching the final backstretch with a framework that will be built around a minimum of nine subs and an option for a tenth to maintain the program of record shows real progress in terms of getting a stable workload for this critical program."
November 1, 2019 Press Release
“As you work to complete negotiations on a year-end spending package, we write to ask for your support for an issue critical to Connecticut and Massachusetts – the crumbling foundations crisis."
October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), voted in favor of a resolution which outlines the process by which House Committees will continue their inquiry into possible impeachable offenses by President Trump.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) and his colleagues on the House Education and Labor Committee voted to approve the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) during a three-day legislative markup session.

October 30, 2019 Press Release
“As Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and as the Representative for eastern Connecticut – home to so many veterans of our nation’s Sea Services – to have the endorsement of FRA for my bill, the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act, is particularly significant,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

January 4, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, is pushing the House to act on legislation that would restore access to VA benefits for Blue Water Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange and other toxins during the Vietnam War.

December 19, 2017 In The News
“This afternoon, Congress made a historic mistake in passing a seriously lopsided tax overhaul the will almost entirely benefit wealthy Americans and corporations at the expense of middle-class and working families,” said Courtney. “This bill will exacerbate our national deficit and sets up the rationale that Republicans will use to launch their long-anticipated attacks against Social Security and Medicare, which Speaker Paul Ryan has already brazenly promised to do. It is also a sneak-attack on the Affordable Care Act that will result in 13 million Americans losing insurance, and will cause health care costs to rise for millions more through the repeal of the individual mandate."
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December 18, 2017 In The News

GOP-sponsored bill to revise federal student loan programs would shatter the hopes thousands of Connecticut college students, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2, and a group of students warned Friday.

December 4, 2017 In The News
Norwich — At a meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board on Monday, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, told the head of the VA Connecticut healthcare system that there might be an uptick in people accessing VA services. Courtney authored language included in a massive defense policy bill passed recently by Congress to expand sexual trauma counseling and treatment to members of the National Guard and Reserves. The bill still has to be signed by President Donald Trump, and Congress must still find a way to pay for the $700 billion measure.
November 3, 2017 In The News
"The review does not sugar coat the fact that glaring deficiencies in training and leadership subjected ships and sailors to unacceptable risks in the 'can do' culture that predominated in the western Pacific," U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said in a written statement.
November 3, 2017 In The News
Along with four other members, U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, is leading the charge, writing a letter last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that was signed by 150 House members expressing their deep concern over the lapsed funds.
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October 21, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, hosted a Vietnam War 50th commemoration ceremony at Windham Technical High School Thursday to recognize, honor and draw attention to veterans who served during the Vietnam era. “Tonight is a way of saying thank you to make up for the omission of ‘thank you’ that took place during the Vietnam era,” Courtney said.
October 19, 2017 In The News
Energy costs were a huge factor in determining military value during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, process, said U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. The base narrowly escaped closure then. Courtney noted that Congress was in the "final strokes" of a defense bill that doesn't include a BRAC round, which the Pentagon has repeatedly asked for in recent years. But that "doesn't necessarily mean that's a perpetual state of affairs," he said, noting a report released Wednesday by Defense Secretary James Mattis on excess infrastructure capacity in the military.
September 22, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, whose Connecticut district includes Electric Boat, said the contract kicked off “the next critical phase of the Columbia-class program.”
September 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Joseph D. Courtney and John B. Larson say they’re optimistic that homeowners with crumbling foundations will be provided tax relief for repairs following a meeting Monday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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