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March 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement in response to the start of sequestration’s implementation:

February 28, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after he and a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives voted to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 286-138:

February 26, 2013 Op-Ed
Unless Congress crafts a bipartisan compromise by Friday, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will sequester — or cancel — $85 billion of spending planned for the rest of this year. The cuts would be mindlessly spread across all federal agencies, regardless of priority or need. Activities affecting all Americans would be cut. Everything from the Navy to Head Start will be partially curtailed on an indiscriminate basis. Waiting times at airports will go up, food safety inspections will be limited, aircraft carrier deployments would be curtailed and pre-school slots would be eliminated.
February 24, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement in response to a new White House report outlining the damaging impact of sequestration's cuts on Connecticut:

February 22, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that the House Education and Workforce Committee will next Wednesday hold a hearing on school safety.

February 15, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after House Republicans voted to adjourn and send Members home, even as the deadline to prevent sequestration’s across-the-board cuts ticked down to 13 days. The vote in the House was 222-190, with every House Democrat voting to remain in session.

February 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney tonight released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:

February 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner conceded that his screenplay and the film erroneously depicted Connecticut’s House delegation as voting against the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

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