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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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October 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Connecticut Department of Agriculture $429,936 in Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to help Connecticut farmers strengthen the market for specialty crops.

September 29, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today urged eastern Connecticut residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene to apply for disaster assistance, even if they are covered by insurance. According to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), more than 4,000 Connecticut residents have already applied for disaster assistance.

September 22, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of Disaster Assistance to Tolland, Windham and Hartford Counties. The counties were declared eligible because they are contiguous to Massachusetts counties that were declared Primary Natural Disaster Areas as a result of Tropical Storm Irene.

September 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the Mystic Fire Department secured $700,000in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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.

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