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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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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.  

June 3, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging practical changes to new face-to-face reporting requirements for home health care services. The bipartisan letter is cosigned by 105 Members of Congress.  

May 25, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on National Missing Children’s Day, Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) announced introduction of bipartisan legislation, the Recovering Missing Children Act along with Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) at a press conference. Sen.

May 20, 2011 Op-Ed
​After more than a decade of back-and-forth and more than $3 billion in unnecessary spending, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine officially breathed its final breath this year.
May 11, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after Aetna announced that it is seeking to lower insurance rates in Connecticut. The decision is, in part, a result of new patient protections that are taking effect as a result of last year’s health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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