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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 17, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Courtney has called for an end to the practice of drug manufacturers “using Americans as a piggy bank,” and has said that H.R. 3 “will be the most significant piece of legislation on health care that will happen in this Congress.”
October 17, 2019 Press Release
“The passing of Elijah Cummings is a terrible loss for his family and community, and for our country. He was a deeply principled person who conducted himself with the highest ethics and dignity."
October 15, 2019 Press Release
“AMVETS is an organization made up of veterans serving veterans – they’re a strong advocate for over 250,000 men and women who served our country, and I’m proud to have their support for my bill,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education & Labor, applauded the introduction the College Affordability Act, a bill to improve accountability, accessibility, and affordability in higher education. The College Affordability Act contains provisions that Rep.

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October 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, joined Rep. Jason Crowe (CO-06) and 56 other Members of Congress in writing to President Trump to warn that his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in advance of a known Turkish military operation puts U.S.

October 9, 2019 Press Release
“DAV is a great advocate for over one million of our nation’s veterans, and I’m grateful to have their support,” said Congressman Courtney.
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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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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