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August 7, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees will be reduced from 11 days to six. Furloughs went into effect on July 8 after sequestration forced the Defense Department to make deep cuts to their FY13 budget.

August 2, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement congratulating Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Linda Schwartz, on her presidential nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

August 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 by a vote of 392 to 31. Prior to the vote, Courtney spoke on the floor of the House in support of the bill.

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July 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after HealthyCT, a new nonprofit insurer, re-filed lower 2014 health insurance premiums with the Connecticut Insurance Department. HealthyCT will be one option for coverage available to consumers in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange next fall.

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July 23, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in the amount of $422,264, to Thames Shipyard and Repair in New London. The grant was made possible through the competitively awarded Small Shipyard Grant Program.

July 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement on the bipartisan Senate agreement on student loan interest rates:

July 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) voted against the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the Republican plan to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Among other things, the bill would lock in sequestration cuts to federal education programs for at least six years.

July 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today opposed the 2013 Farm Bill, which passed by the House by a vote of 216-208.

July 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced that it is delaying for one year the employer responsibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act, which were set to begin January 1, 2014.  Under the employer responsibility requirements, l

July 8, 2013 Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney and Mayor Daryl Finizio today announced that the City of New London has secured $714,846 as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The program provides annual grants to state and local governments to develop their urban communities.

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