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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 29, 2019 Press Release
“Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
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October 29, 2019 Press Release
“The USDA has made investments towards projects in towns across eastern Connecticut, and this latest grant award is a major investment in the health of our region, specifically in Windham and Tolland counties,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 28, 2019 Press Release
“The population of Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and Eastern Connecticut is home to a large number of those seniors,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 28, 2019 Press Release
“Senator Wellstone was a giant in Congress, and an icon for any elected official who seeks office to promote justice and fairness for working families,” said Congressman Courtney. “He
October 25, 2019 Press Release
“The Town of Killingly and Town Manager Mary Calorio deserve major congratulations for identifying this federal funding opportunity, and for putting together a successful grant application to win this highly competitive award – one of only two Housing Preservation Grant awards made in our entire state during this round of funding,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
“After having worked to pass robust funding for the LWCF here in the House this year, and after having secured continued federal support for our Eightmile River and The Last Green Valley, I’m particularly glad to announce this new round of federal investment in eastern Connecticut’s natural heritage,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
“The volatility of the dairy market over the past decade has made us keenly aware of the importance for stability among New England dairies. From Farm Service Agency supports to the Rural Energy for America Program, the federal government has played a key role in helping our farms become more fiscally and environmentally efficient,” the delegation wrote.
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October 23, 2019 Press Release
“There is no questioning the fact that America’s elections were the target of foreign interference during the 2016 and 2018 elections, and it’s still happening today,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 22, 2019 Press Release
“Violence and threats have no place in the public square, our state, or our nation,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 21, 2019 Press Release
“To have the support of the Vietnam Veterans of America for my bill, the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act, is particularly significant,” said Congressman Courtney.

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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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