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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.
November 26, 2014 Press Release

Norwich, CT—Yesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) met with Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs to learn about Mr. Stark’s recent trip to Japan. Mr. Stark and six other former prisoners of war of Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese government to revisit and reconcile with their past. Their trip was part of an ongoing reconciliation process that began in 2010 when the Japanese government delivered to the first American POW delegation an official Cabinet-approved apology for the damage and suffering these men endured. 


June 18, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement on the House vote to send legislation to reform the Veterans Administration (VA) to conference:
“Today’s action is an important step forward in the effort to provide the top-notch health care that every American military veteran deserves,” Courtney said. “I look forward to the conference committee producing a final bill that I hope will lay out clear, substantial changes to ensure that the VA’s failings in providing access to quality and timely care are fully addressed.