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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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September 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement as work to restore power across eastern Connecticut dragged into a fifth day:

September 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – All seven members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation Thursday urged President Obama to visit the state and observe first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene.

August 30, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today urged Secretary of Energy Dr. Stephen Chu and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to coordinate out-of-state utility crews to help restore power and utilities in Connecticut after Hurricane Irene.

Courtney sent the following letter today:

August 30, 2011

August 25, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today urged Vietnam-era veterans who have medical diagnoses for three presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure to file their disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by August 30 to quality for up to one year of retroactive benefits.

August 19, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that three small farms and businesses in Hebron, Stonington, and Canterbury have secured grants totaling $51,449 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

August 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today visited Norwich Public Utilities’ (NPU) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station to discuss investment in green energy – one of the three legs of his three-point plan to reduce gas prices.

August 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after President Obama’s speech on the S&P downgrade:
 

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the town of Plainfield and the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area have secured grants worth $46,450 and $75,000, respectively. The grants come from the U.S.

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the town of Plainfield and the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area have secured grants worth $46,450 and $75,000, respectively. The grants come from the U.S.

August 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the Department of Labor cited positive private-sector job growth in July. The new report says the economy added 154,000 new private-sector jobs, reducing the overall unemployment rate to 9.1 percent.

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