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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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July 24, 2019 Press Release
“Everyone with a phone in eastern Connecticut knows that there’s been an uptick in robocalls in recent months and years,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“Giving our students opportunities to learn more about farming, gardening, and sustainable agriculture at an early age is a wise investment,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“The Department […] has done basically everything they can to confuse people, to mislead people, and at the end of the day to deny people the opportunity get this benefit,” said Congressman Courtney. “We know the universe of people who are eligible for this is much larger.”
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July 18, 2019 Press Release
“American workers have gone for more than a decade without a raise in the federal minimum wage,” said Congressman Courtney.
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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House overwhelmingly approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
“These funds will help insure the safety and security of both officers and residents in Plainfield,” said Congressman Courtney.
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July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) took to the House Floor to highlight a new lawsuit aimed at the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) failure to properly administer the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
“The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney. “
July 10, 2019 Press Release
“We need all of the resources we can muster to help homeowners and others impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 5, 2019 Press Release
“This is a welcome decision by the department to slow down implementation of a policy that will unfairly affect some of our most seasoned servicemembers."

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In The News

December 2, 2015 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fund established last year to break out the Ohio-class Replacement nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) from the Navy’s traditional shipbuilding budget could cut the $100 billion price tag for the 12 boomers by up to 10 percent, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.
November 27, 2015 In The News
ENFIELD — Seven veterans were recognized for their service in the Korean War during a ceremony at the Enfield Senior Center Wednesday morning.
October 19, 2015 In The News
​STORRS — U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney, D-2nd District, said the University of Connecticut was the obvious choice to host a panel discussion on strengthening cybersecurity in the 21st century because of the school’s current and future role in what he termed not only a field of study, but a developing industry.
August 7, 2015 In The News
WINDHAM — At a time when many businesses across the nation are struggling, Micro Precision LLC, a South Windham company, has managed to grow.
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January 2, 2015 In The News
President Barack Obama’s signature on the new defense policy bill was a big milestone for the Navy’s high priority new ballistic missile submarine program, but much difficult work still lies ahead.
November 13, 2014 In The News
If the Obama administration proposes an authorization to use military force against the Islamic State that limits the use of American ground troops, it would be dead on arrival on Capitol Hill, t he House Armed Services chairman predicted at a hearing Thursday.
October 3, 2014 In The News
WILLIMANTIC — In 2010, the unemployment rate in Connecticut was 9.4 percent.
September 5, 2014 In The News
Phone systems at the Connecticut VA Healthcare System's community clinics have been upgraded to address a problem with voicemail messages being lost, officials announced on Friday.
August 28, 2014 In The News
New London — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney appeared Wednesday at Cross Sound Ferry to highlight the impact shipbuilding has on the region and to call for continued support of a law they say has a major impact on retaining jobs in the industry.
August 7, 2014 In The News
STAFFORD — A first glimpse into the American Woolen Warren Mill was offered late Wednesday morning as U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney toured the grounds with the new owners.

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