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December 22, 2020 Press Release
Congratulations to Doctor Cardona and his family on this exciting announcement," said Courtney. "I know it comes following years of hard work and late nights, and I look forward as a member of the House Education and Labor Committee to working with him for a more successful, inclusive department of education.”
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December 21, 2020 Press Release
“My office works with families, small businesses, and others throughout eastern Connecticut every day who need more help during COVID-19—they don’t need special treatment, they just need Congress to work together and do their job,” said Rep. Courtney. “Today, the House led the way once again to authorize new, bipartisan COVID-19 relief."
December 21, 2020 Press Release
“The restoration of this submarine is a victory for the thousands of men and women who work hard every single day building the most capable submarines in the world," said Courtney.
December 16, 2020 Press Release
“Veterans are required to show that these illnesses manifested themselves within one year of exposure in order to get VA help,” said Courtney, ahead of today’s vote.
December 16, 2020 Press Release
“Tonight’s final vote by Electoral College members from across the U.S. confirms, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, that Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States,” said Courtney.
December 14, 2020 Press Release
“Tonight’s final vote by Electoral College members from across the U.S. confirms, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, that Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States,” said Courtney.
December 11, 2020 Press Release
“Communities in eastern Connecticut are facing a collision of epidemics right now,” said Congressman Courtney.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
“There has been spectacular progress made in the effort to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, but we need to make sure our supply chain is ready to deploy a vaccine immediately. If we don’t have the support network to help distribute vaccines across the country, or to ramp up production of critical PPE and hospital supplies, then we’re not going to be ready,” said Rep. Courtney.
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December 8, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the House voted to seal the deal. The final negotiated version of the 2021 NDAA includes the Seapower Subcommittee’s year-long effort to buck the Trump Budget and fully restore construction of the second Virginia-class submarine.."
December 7, 2020 Press Release
“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for K-12 public education. The Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act will provide much needed stability for school districts which have unique student populations,” said Rep. Courtney.

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In The News

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.

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.

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