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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 31, 2011 Op-Ed
​Since the end of World War II, employer-sponsored health care coverage has been exempt from taxable income. As a result, two out of every three non-elderly Americans are insured through their employer, making health care benefits a core pillar of compensation for the middle class and the foundation of America’s system of health care coverage.
October 31, 2011 Press Release

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Congressional delegation today released a statement in support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s request to President Barack Obama for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of this weekend’s snow storm. Members of the delegation have been in touch with the White House today:

October 26, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded new initiatives by President Obama to help students repay their federal student loans. The initiatives include a new income-based repayment plan, which will allow borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their discretionary income.

October 26, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Groton-based Electric Boat secured a $91,151,493 contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop and update design drawings, and evaluate new technology for Virginia-Class submarines.

October 22, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today release the following statement after President Obama announced that all U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by year's end:

October 20, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Courtney and his wife Audrey today began the week-long SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge, a program of the New London County Food Policy Council, to highlight the challenges facing families that receive SNAP benefits in eastern Connecticut.

October 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) after it voted to approve position limits on participants in key energy and agricultural commodity contracts. Once implemented, the new limits will reduce the influence of speculators who have driven up gas prices across the country.

October 17, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the U.S. Navy awarded Groton-based Electric Boat (EB) a $429.1 million contract modification for design, planning and technical support for the Navy’s active nuclear submarines. The contract will be incrementally funded, and 73 percent of its work will be performed at Groton.

October 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee today, Congressman Joe Courtney asked Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta to explain his views on the role of the submarine fleet in handling current and future threats.

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