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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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April 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Sterling Fire Department and Town of Mansfield Division of Fire and Emergency Services have secured $52,212 and $45,957, respectively, in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The grants will be used to enhance operations and safety at each department.  

March 23, 2011 Op-Ed
​Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, the changes under the law have been real and have helped our parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents and children right here in eastern Connecticut. Take, for example, Steven Waslo, a sophomore the University of Connecticut.
March 23, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, Congressman Joe Courtney announced that he will lead an economic trade mission to the United Kingdom. The mission, which was launched at BNL Industries in Vernon, will lead fifteen Connecticut companies to the U.K. on April 18, 2011.

March 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement as U.S. forces participated in international military efforts in Libya:

March 16, 2011 Op-Ed
Even as American oil supplies remained secure and ample -- even as domestic oil production is at its highest level since 2003 -- the price of crude in the commodities market is spiking ever upward. The price of gasoline has gone up more than 40 cents over the past three weeks nationally, and it continues to trend higher. Tom Kloza, head of the Oil Price Information Service, said that not only could gas prices continue to rise, but if unrest continues in the Middle East, the cost per gallon could spike to $5 or more.
March 10, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, has secured $195,435 in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The grant will be used to purchase new protective gear and rescue equipment.

March 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after President Barack Obama approved Connecticut’s February 18 request for a major disaster declaration for federal aid connected to the January 12 snowstorm.

March 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after Airbus parent European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co. (EADS) announced that it will not protest the Air Force’s decision to award Boeing with a $35 billion contract to build 179 new refueling tankers:

March 3, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Bill Owens (D-NY) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) reintroduced legislation that would improve access to credit for family farmers. H.R.

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