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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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February 8, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Groton’s Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department secured a $748,896 grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

February 3, 2012 Op-Ed
​Education should not be the province of the lucky few, but the right of every American with skill and determination. Given the opportunity to better themselves through higher education, individuals can provide for their families and strengthen our nation.
February 3, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), eastern Connecticut seniors saved $ 5,001,408 on prescription drugs in 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

February 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Old Mystic Fire Department secured a $216,154 grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The funding will be used to for an apparatus bay exhaust ventilation system and a second training trailer for confined-space and technical rescue training.

January 26, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney – members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, respectively – today released the following statement after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta indicated that the President would request a new round of military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC):

January 25, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today introduced legislation, H.R. 3826, to ensure that interest rates on certain student loans do not dramatically increase this year.

January 24, 2012 Op-Ed
“Slower Growth in Health Spending” (editorial, Jan. 12) misses the point when it suggests that the Affordable Care Act — a law whose ink was barely dry at the time — had a negligible effect on health care spending in 2009 and 2010. In fact, recent growth trends suggest that the law is particularly effective at reining in Medicare spending, which now makes up 15 percent of the federal budget. It does so with modest changes to provider reimbursements and by introducing efficient preventive care practices in anticipation of accountable care organizations."
January 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney tonight released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:

January 23, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Cpl. Greg Caron will be his invited guest to the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening. Cpl. Caron, 25, of Ellington, is a member of Plainville-based Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines.

January 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced that she will resign from Congress to focus on her recovery:

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