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February 17, 2016 Press Release
“The VA’s recent decision to continue to deny care and benefits to “Blue Water” Vietnam Veterans makes clear that Congress must take action to finally fix this problem,” wrote Courtney. “That is why I urge you to pass the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 969), of which I am an original cosponsor, to ensure that all those who served on naval ships in the waters surrounding Vietnam – and exposed to Agent Orange – get the care and support they deserve.”
February 5, 2016 Press Release
“I am very pleased that Manny has joined our team as the new military and veterans’ representative for the Second District,” said Courtney. “Manny devoted his life to serving his country during thirty-plus years working on submarines for the United States Navy. Now, he has agreed to come out of retirement once more to serve his fellow veterans as an advocate and caseworker in our Norwich office. I know Manny will be an incredible asset to the veterans of eastern Connecticut over the coming years, and I cannot thank him enough for accepting this responsibility on their behalf.”
December 27, 2015 In The News
The Association of Defense Communities recently honored U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, with a Congressional Leadership Award for his support of the military in Connecticut and his efforts to secure federal funding in support of the Navy's submarine fleet.
November 27, 2015 In The News
ENFIELD — Seven veterans were recognized for their service in the Korean War during a ceremony at the Enfield Senior Center Wednesday morning.
June 5, 2015 Press Release

NORWICH—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued a statement urging Connecticut veterans and servicemembers with student loans serviced by Navient Solutions to contact the Department of Justice’s special hotline after June 12th to determine if they are eligible for a settlement from the company.

May 11, 2015 Press Release
Enfield, CT—This morning, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) presented two service medals to the family of Private Patrick O’Brien, who served in the U.S. Army in France and lost his life on October 6th, 1918, during World War I. Mary Knapp, O’Brien’s niece and a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, accepted the medals on behalf of her family.
April 25, 2015 Press Release
Holm was killed in action in Vietnam helicopter crash in 1972; His remains were not recovered until 2011


April 3, 2015 Press Release

Hudson, New Hampshire--Today at American Legion Post 48 in Hudson, New Hampshire, Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) presented John Ekenbarger with medals earned during his service in the Korean War. Mr. Ekenbarger served as an Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Crewman in the 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army.

February 12, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2)  joined President Obama and congressional colleagues at the White House to mark the enactment of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, a bill Courtney cosponsored, which will expand access to mental health services for military veterans. 
“The well-being of the men and women who have served our country is of central importance to my work as the representative for the thousands of military veterans who call eastern Connecticut home.
January 13, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after the House voted to pass the Clay Hunt SAV Act, a bill on which Courtney is an original cosponsor:
"Today the House took an important step forward on behalf of the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform. With an estimated 22 veterans taking their lives each day--including the tragic loss of veterans in Connecticut in recent weeks--it is clear that Congress, the VA and our veterans organizations need to continue to work together to address this critical problem.