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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Six members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation called for an investigation today into the response of Connecticut Light & Power and its parent company, Northeast Utilities, to the October 29 storm that left more than 2 million households without power, including over 850,000 in Connecticut.
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.
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today that additional utility crews are being made available to Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) from around the country to aid in ongoing storm recovery efforts.