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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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August 30, 2019 Press Release

Vernon, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) today announced a host of federal grant awards totaling over $100,000 that are bound for projects throughout eastern Connecticut. The U.S.

August 23, 2019 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) welcomed the announcement by Eversource that the company has reconsidered its practice of charging homeowners to reactivate gas lines before moving back into their homes following repairs related to crumbling concrete foundations:

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Norwich, CT– Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement on the need for Senate action on House-passed gun violence prevention legislation following this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

August 2, 2019 Press Release
“Essex is a beautiful and important part of our region’s maritime heritage and economy, and I am proud to have worked with local officials to win support for this important investment in the safety of the town’s waters,” Congressman Courtney said.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
“This bipartisan measure eliminates the possibility of a default and reduces the risk of another shutdown,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 26, 2019 Press Release
“It’s great to have Eagle back home where she belongs,” Courtney said. “The profile of this historic vessel has been a staple of the New London waterfront for decades."
July 25, 2019 Press Release
“The full faith and credit of the United States should never come into question,” said Congressman Courtney. “With passage of our bipartisan budget deal today, the House did its job to ensure that the U.S. will remain the leader in the global economy, and in national security."
July 25, 2019 Press Release
“I’ve heard an outpouring of concern expressed from people across eastern Connecticut about the treatment of children and families at CBP facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
“The full faith and credit of the United States should never come into question,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

January 19, 2016 In The News
Dairy farmers have reason to be happy after a change in federal law that lets states issue weight exemptions for dairy trucks, allowing them to haul milk at full capacity.
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January 14, 2016 In The News
U.S. Representative Joe Courtney says he’s joining the fight to prevent a new State Police gun range from being set up in Willington.
January 12, 2016 In The News
The final plan for how dredge material is handled in Long Island Sound supports continued use of the four existing disposal sites.
January 12, 2016 In The News
Among the guests sitting in the House chamber balcony for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address will be a Connecticut Muslim doctor whose mosque was shot at the night of the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks.
January 9, 2016 In The News
Groton — Last year, 33 firefighters with the Naval Submarine Base's fire department spent more time at work than they did at home — a result of vacancies that went unfilled almost all year.
January 5, 2016 In The News
GROTON — Close to 600 Electric Boat employees are now working at the company's new facility at 9 Kings Highway, purchased from Pfizer for $5.3 million last year to accommodate growth at the company.
December 27, 2015 In The News
The Association of Defense Communities recently honored U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, with a Congressional Leadership Award for his support of the military in Connecticut and his efforts to secure federal funding in support of the Navy's submarine fleet.
December 27, 2015 In The News
Passage of the $1.15 trillion omnibus spending bill last week was celebrated by many as a rare bit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even though that cooperation involved both sides giving into some of the others’ worst instincts. Spending will continue to increase, unaffordable tax breaks for special interest groups will survive, Medicare and Social Security spending will go unreformed.
December 17, 2015 In The News
U.S. Representatives John B. Larson and Joe Courtney are hailing the passage of a major tax bill that helps companies in Connecticut, as well as the poor.
December 10, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House late Thursday afternoon passed by voice vote the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, which includes a provision worked on by two of Connecticut's congressional delegates that would allow federal funding to support displays and exhibits, for example, inside the National Coast Guard Museum planned for downtown New London. That support, however, would not extend to the bricks and mortar aspects of the estimated $100 million project.

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