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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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November 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the Congressional super committee failed to reach an agreement on cutting the federal debt:

November 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Town of Mansfield secured a $610,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to proactively plan for growth resulting from the new technology park at the University of Connecticut and ensure long-term sustainability of the Town.

November 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Connecticut and New London-based The Connection Fund secured a $2.294 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to construct supportive housing for persons with disabilities.

November 17, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement at the conclusion of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s visit to Groton-based Electric Boat (EB). Courtney joined the Secretary for the visit, which included a tour of the USS Mississippi and a question-and-answer session with the EB workforce.

November 16, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today sent a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to televise oral arguments in its review of the Affordable Care Act. The Court is expected to hear oral arguments in March.

November 10, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Putnam Green Power has secured a $275,000 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The funding will be used to generate hydroelectricity by refurbishing two turbines in an existing dam structure.

November 10, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Today Congressman Joe Courtney, along with Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in support of New England Gateway’s TIGER III grant application to improve and modernize freight lines.

November 9, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded Groton-based Electric Boat (EB) as construction began on a second Virginia-Class submarine. Fiscal Year 2011 marks the first time in 22 years that the Navy has built two submarines in the same fiscal year.

November 9, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Groton-based Electric Boat (EB) has secured a $21.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines.

November 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Tom Cole (R-OK) today sent a letter to the Super Committee urging its members to oppose new taxes on employer-sponsored health benefits. The bipartisan letter, which is signed by 160 members, asks the Committee not to cap or phase out the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health coverage.

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