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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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September 16, 2011 Op-Ed
​Rep. Darrell Issa's opinion piece "Health Care Law Will Deepen Deficit" (POLITICO, Aug. 22) reminded me of the late great Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's famous riposte: "You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own facts."
September 16, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that two small agricultural businesses in East Haddam and Preston have secured a combined $117,071 in federal grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

September 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that LIUNA Training in Pomfret has secured a $187,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to train unemployed and underemployed Connecticut workers for jobs in the energy efficiency and green construction industry.

September 14, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney, and Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal today announced $5,302,900 in federal funds to upgrade railroad track to the Providence, Worcester, and Willimantic freight rail line. The upgrades will increase operating speeds and make movement of freight shipments more efficient.

September 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney tonight released the following statement after President Obama’s jobs speech to a joint session of Congress:

September 4, 2011 Op-Ed
Ten years ago, on a crisp blue Tuesday morning, 19 al-Qaida terrorists shocked the American conscience. They exploited gaping holes in our open society and killed thousands in the process.
September 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that Groton-based Electric Boat (EB) secured a $23,068,954 contract from the U.S. Navy to perform submarine repair work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Under the contract, about 880 EB tradesmen will perform repair work on the USS Newport News and USS West Virginia.

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.

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:

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

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