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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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July 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Town of Sprague secured a $22,725 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin sewer assessment in Hanover, which is a Village in the Town of Sprague. The Water and Waste Water Disposal Grant will move the Town closer to replacing sewer lines that are more than 100 years old.

June 23, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement that he is drawing down troops in Afghanistan:

June 17, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today praised the continued success of the partnership between Pratt & Whitney and Enfield’s Asnuntuck Community College, which is providing upgraded job skills to Pratt employees who worked at the company’s closing Cheshire plant.

June 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that eastern Connecticut has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to house homeless veterans.

June 13, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), John Larson (CT-1), Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), Joe Courtney (CT-2), and Peter Welch (D-VT), along with 72 of their colleagues in the House of Representatives, called today for the Republican leadership to support the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which has oversight over the dangerous oil speculation that ha

June 10, 2011 Op-Ed
​My father, Bob Courtney, was a lifelong Republican. He paid his bills on time and took pride in his self reliance. But when he fell ill from a congestive heart condition at age 82, he required frequent hospital care. I served as his power of attorney during those years, and as we went together through his tall stack of hospital bills, he turned to me and said simply, “Thank God for Medicare.”
June 10, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association has secured $790,280 in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to enhance efforts to recruit and retain volunteer fire fighters across eastern Connecticut.  

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