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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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September 19, 2019 Press Release
“The Poquitanuck Volunteer Fire Department deserves major congratulations for successfully applying for these federal grant dollars,” said Congressman Courtney. “
September 18, 2019 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to a large number of seniors, and nationwide the population of Americans aged 60 and over is growing,” said Congressman Courtney. “
September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant of more than $170,000 to the Town of Sprague, on behalf of the Baltic Fire Engine Company. The new federal funding will support the critical procurement of 24 new firefighter breathing apparatuses for Baltic Fire Engine Company.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant of more than $62,000 to the Stafford #1 Fire Department. The new federal funding will help the department to procure new equipment to support the functioning of self-contained breathing apparatuses.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, was today appointed to the conference committee for the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes expenditures for the Department of Defense for the upcoming fiscal year 2020.

September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Jeff has been a tireless advocate for the workforce at EB since he became president in 2013. I hold him in the highest regard based on his breadth of knowledge and experience as a shipbuilder, and his accessible, ethical approach to leadership. I wish Jeff and his wife all the best."
September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Once again, Groton has demonstrated that it is truly the ‘Submarine Capitol of the World,’” said Congressman Courtney.
September 6, 2019 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Agency has awarded a federal grant of more than $415,000 to the New London Fire Department.

September 6, 2019 Press Release
“Both my office and the people of eastern Connecticut are lucky to have Ayanti Grant working on our behalf. There’s no shortage of opportunities for someone with Ayanti’s knowledge and talent, but for years she’s given her time and energy to serving the people of eastern Connecticut."
September 5, 2019 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer $3.6 billion from military construction funds to pay for President Trump’s border wall:

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In The News

August 22, 2017 In The News
Congressmen Courtney and Larson discuss their proposal to let individuals aged 50-64 buy-in to Medicare.
August 21, 2017 In The News
Most Americans want Congress to set aside politics and search for common-sense solutions that build upon the efforts of the Affordable Care Act rather than tear it down with no viable alternative. The “Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act,” to be introduced by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and two other congressmen, is such a common-sense proposal.
May 2, 2017 In The News
At an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute, Courtney discusses his concerns with submarine readiness and maintenance challenges. Read more from the US Naval Institute.
April 7, 2017 In The News

If a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, then the drive towards a larger Navy starts with last year’s updated Force Structure Assessment – the shipbuilding plan of the future.

June 4, 2016 In The News
When Justice Croutch graduated from Tolland High School five years ago, her future looked bright. With dazzling green eyes and a smile that lit up a room, she enrolled in a dental hygienist program, earning a 4.0-grade point average in her first year. Now 22, Justice is in a vegetative state in a New Hampshire nursing home, needing a machine to breathe and unable to recognize her family or friends.
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April 18, 2016 In The News
For the first time in a generation, Electric Boat is hiring thousands of workers as military strategy again turns to submarines to project U.S. sea power. As many as 850 high-skilled, well-paid manufacturing and other jobs are being filled this year and nearly 4,000 in the next 15 years, establishing a workforce of 18,000 at the submarine manufacturer's sites in Groton and Quonset Point, R.I.
March 29, 2016 In The News
The Navy announced on Monday that EB would be the prime contractor for the estimated $95 billion Ohio-class replacement program. Plans call for 12 of these next-generation ballistic missile submarines to replace the aging fleet of "boomers" built in the 1980s and 1990s. EB will design and deliver all 12 boats.
February 23, 2016 In The News
Last week, Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, called for congressional action to help so-called blue water Navy veterans — those who served in territorial waters overseas during the Vietnam War, and who may suffer illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange.
January 26, 2016 In The News
Electric Boat will add more than 800 new jobs in Connecticut this year thanks to robust military spending on the U.S. submarine program, the manufacturer said Monday.

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