September 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bipartisan bill that would establish a pregnant worker’s right to reasonable workplace accommodations. H.R.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
This week, Rep. Courtney was joined by the Connecticut delegation in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue pressing USDA to find avenues to expand federal resources to aid shellfish farmers in Connecticut and throughout the country.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
“Under the leadership of Rear Admiral Kelly, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure the health and safety of their cadets and faculty,” said Congressman Courtney.
“To join U.S. Navy leadership and watch as 2,500 pounds of molten alloy was poured to create the first propulsor mold for the Columbia program was a powerful reminder of just how far we’ve come since 2008, and of the exciting new opportunities ahead,” said Chairman Courtney.
“Eastern Connecticut has shown a lot of grit and smarts in fighting back against COVID-19, and this federal funding will help us continue to keep our communities safe so that we can stay on the path towards overcoming this pandemic,” said Congressman Courtney.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded two federal grants totaling $986,404 to fire departments in Stafford Springs and East Haddam.
“It's good to see the funding we worked to secure for crumbling foundations research get turned around so quickly, and even better to see it put to use here with the experts at UCONN in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney.
August 25, 2020 Press Release
“With so many military and tribal families in eastern Connecticut, the Impact Aid Program is a critical source of federal support for our local schools."
August 22, 2020 Press Release
“My office’s phones and email have blown up with hundreds of constituents who have already been impacted by recent slowdowns at USPS,” said Congressman Courtney.
August 21, 2020 Press Release
“I’m grateful to Secretary Braithwaite for accepting my invitation to visit Groton for a chance to see the impressive work underway at the shipyard, including the brand new facility that will house Columbia submarine construction later this year,” said Chairman Courtney, following the tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.