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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 7, 2019 Press Release
Finally, it is a pleasure to welcome back to Groton the ship’s sponsor and Oregon native Dana Richardson and former Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson. The Admiral and Mrs. Richardson were stationed here when he commanded DEVRON 12, and most recently attended the USS Illinois christening. I can’t think of a ship sponsor better prepared to take on the solemn duty to support the ship and its crew over the lifetime of Oregon than Mrs. Richardson.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
“Manufacturing is the powerhouse of eastern Connecticut’s economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 27, 2019 Press Release
“From the new submarine production facility now under construction in Groton, to the upcoming rollout of the next block of Virginia-class submarines, there continues to be a lot of activity at hand and ahead for eastern Connecticut’s manufacturing sector,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595). The SAFE Act would allow hemp and marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system.

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September 25, 2019 Press Release
“Congratulations to Mayor Nystrom and City of Norwich for identifying this federal funding opportunity and putting together a successful grant application,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 24, 2019 Press Release
“Over the last several months, I have remained firmly committed to taking the process of investigating the President’s actions in 2016 one step at a time to methodically uncover the facts, to inform the American public, and build the case for any actions that may be needed to ensure accountability wherever it is required."
September 23, 2019 Press Release
“We have arrived at a critical juncture in time for the rule of law in the United States, and for this Administration’s faithfulness to our Constitution,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
“Connecticut Sea Grant handles everything from connecting aquaculture producers to communities to jumpstarting fisheries,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
“Congratulations to each of these three health centers for earning these highly sought after federal grant dollars,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant of over $19,000 to the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association, Inc. The new federal funding will support the procurement of new washing and drying equipment for the station’s protective gear.

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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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