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December 1, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued an update following last week’s announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Courtney has remained on the job while quarantining and recovering at home in eastern Connecticut, and is expected to return to Washington this week for votes and other official duties following clearance from his doctor.

November 25, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney, Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today welcomed the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) request to Congress to fully fund a second Virginia Class submarine in the 2021 defense appropriations bill. 

November 24, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the Air Force’s strategic basing decision for new C-130J aircraft for the Air National Guard.

November 22, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement this evening shortly after testing positive for COVID-19:

November 18, 2020 Press Release
“In a year of absolute uncertainty, the Trump Administration’s original proposal to have America construct the fewest number of combatant vessels in over a decade, and to eliminate construction of an entire Virginia-class submarine in the process, remains one of the most puzzling aspects,” said Chairman Courtney.
November 18, 2020 Press Release
“There has been a groundswell of input from small marinas, local and state officials, large stakeholders like Submarine Naval Base New London, Electric Boat, and many others, all strongly in favor of the sound selection of the ELDS,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 17, 2020 Press Release
“UCONN’s Connecticut Sea Grant program has worked to support our local fishermen and shellfish farmers for years,” said Congressman Courtney.
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November 16, 2020 Press Release
“This is a real victory for so many of our Vietnam veterans and their families who have fought tooth and nail for years to simply be granted the benefits they rightfully earned and deserve,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 13, 2020 Press Release
“I am praying for all of those injured and involved in the explosion that occurred at the West Haven VA Medical Center this morning," said Congressman Courtney.
November 12, 2020 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to lots of military families with school-aged children, and their schools were at risk of losing this federal support at the worst possible time due to COVID-19,” said Congressman Courtney.

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In The News

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.
August 6, 2014 In The News
​STAFFORD SPRINGS — On the day that Warren Corp. closed in December, Guy Birkhead remembered, "There were a lot of hugs, a lot of tears."
August 5, 2014 In The News
​ENFIELD — The federal law that governs about $6.2 billion in job training funds, job programs for disadvantaged youth, and support for job seekers was revised last month. It's not entirely clear how those revisions will be implemented, but Tuesday, Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, visited Enfield's CTWorks center to talk about the new law and hear from job seekers.
August 4, 2014 In The News
Noank — Wearing an enormous smile on his face Monday and balancing on a cane, 91-year-old Marty Schames accepted eight long-awaited medals for serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
July 28, 2014 In The News
​Hartford - From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into Canada, a 390-mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st-century rail line in Connecticut.
June 21, 2014 In The News
​This week’s seemingly sudden reprieve that kept the 161-year-old Warren Corp. textile mill from closing wasn’t really last-minute at all—and it certainly wasn’t a slam dunk, according to U.S. Rep Joseph D. Courtney, who was in the thick of the effort to keep the mill’s doors open.
March 18, 2014 In The News
​When Howard Lunt arrived home from the Korean War in 1953, there wasn’t much fanfare. There were no parades or triumphant bands waiting to cheer him on. Nor did he receive any medals for his service for fighting along the 38th parallel — his military record likely lost amid the winding down of the war that claimed the lives of more than 30,000 Americans. That changed Monday when Lunt, 82, was presented with five medals honoring him for his service during the conflict that many, including Lunt, describe as the “forgotten war.”

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