Joe Courtney

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Joe Courtney said : “The message I want people to understand is that we fully support the move toward unmanned, whether that’s on the surface or undersea,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “I was proud to see Congress at last take action on this critical issue related to the exposure of our Blue Water veterans to chemicals commonly known as Agent Orange when the House passed H.R. 299 in May of last year, with the Senate following shortly thereafter,” “It’s been six months since the effective date of this legislation, and while a clear timeline for submariners is encouraging, I will continue to hold the VA accountable to ensuring they are working to establish Blue Water Navy eligibility as quickly as possible for those who face additional hurdles in using the ship locator tool, such as classified decklogs. While the Secretary’s letter mentions a longer than average response time for submariners, I hope to see the verification process become more efficient to ensure these veterans are not unfairly punished for carrying out classified missions while serving in Vietnam” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Administration’s plan to deport international students because of a public health decision made by colleges, not by the students, was totally irrational,” “From every standpoint—educational, public health, or even from a purely monetary standpoint—this decision was harmful. The tuition that international students pay totals $41 billion, and that helps our nation’s trade balance. If the Administration’s proposed policy went into effect, educators and universities like UCONN would have been trapped in an impossible position of being forced to reopen campuses regardless of public health risk, or ejecting paying students from the U.S. who add to the richness of higher education for their American-born classmates. I give credit to all of the students, teachers, university presidents and staff who sounded the alarm and challenged this proposal—they spoke up loudly and clearly, and they’re the reason why the Administration has been forced to walk back this ill-conceived policy proposal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “After reviewing the Navy’s investigative report, I am still not convinced the firing of Captain Brett Crozier was warranted,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “With all the economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, a drastically low 2.75% interest rate on an investment in your own earning potential is a major boost, and a huge opportunity,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Defense Department’s distribution, disposition, and supply chain operations are second-to-none,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 29, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It wasn’t a five to 20-year process,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Congress can’t cling to the past in an emergency like COVID-19,” “Parliamentary democracies all over the world, such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and France have all modified their proceedings with technology to accommodate social distancing and the need to legislate. The bill we voted on today doesn’t fundamentally change the way Congress works at all, but it does allow us to use remote technology, like our democratic allies, to get important work done for the American people on a temporary, emergency basis. In the last two months, the House Armed Services Committee and Education and Labor Committee have done teleconference briefings and video conferences on issues such as tensions in the South China Sea, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and the impact of school closures on K-12 learning, to name a few. These committee video meetings and conference calls are ad hoc and non-public, and thus inadequate in a democratic government. The modified rules will activate committees and floor proceedings in a transparent, safe, commonsense manner, and I am pleased that we finally joined the rest of the world’s leaders in getting it done today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The bipartisan CARES Act was signed into law just four weeks ago, and already much of those hundreds of billions of dollars in resources have been expended,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Bipartisan negotiations are closing in fast on a bigger boost for small businesses than originally put forth by Senator McConnell, as well as for new funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Bipartisan negotiations are closing in fast on a bigger boost for small businesses than originally put forth by Senator McConnell, as well as for new funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Gilman Brothers have a long history of stepping up to the plate to help America through times of emergency,” “Their amazing agility has once again risen to the occasion with these ingenious medical devices to address a critical shortage of hospital beds in health institutions. Gilman Brothers have rapidly transformed their workforce to produce these beds and partitions, which are in short supply nationwide. Their product satisfies public health rules of safety and quality, and their efforts can be sized up at the speed this outbreak requires. My office has already connected with FEMA, which is the clearing house for the national stockpile. We will continue to support Gilman’s work, which holds great potential to meet the needs this public health crisis has presented us with” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “In 2016, the Seapower Subcommittee heard alarming testimony that without replacement of the aging training ships assigned to the State Maritime Academies located across the country, our nation will be unable to meet the demand for qualified mariners we expect in decades ahead. That is why our panel took the first action that year in the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act to authorize the National Security Multi Mission Vessel to serve as a platform for replacing the aging fleet of training ships assigned to state maritime academies. Additionally, the ships would be used for disaster response and other priority and emergency response operations – a mission whose importance is underscored at this time of national challenge,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added : “Today’s announcement fulfils the work that our subcommittee had done since to support the NSMV, and the vital role our maritime academies play in our nation’s defense and our maritime economy. As important, the award of this contract to the Philly Shipyard is an exciting investment in the revitalization of our domestic maritime construction capabilities. It is my hope that the NSMV program will serve as a model for how we can effectively and affordably recapitalize other elements of our domestic sealift capabilities as we look to address the growing shortfall in our sealift requirements,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We've made some progress toward making [homeowners] financially whole, but we've got to make sure that the resources being pulled together for them at the municipal, state, federal and private levels are in step with the true scale of this catastrophe," External link

upi Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This federal funding was authorized as part of the bipartisan CARES Act, which Congress passed ten days ago to help make sure that health care professionals – our frontline in the fight against COVID-19 – have the tools and resources they need to win,” “These federal grants mean more resources in their toolbox, and they’re flexible enough to suit the specific needs of our local health centers. From being used to train staff on infection control procedures, to conduct additional testing, to being put towards community-wide prevention efforts, there’s a lot that we can accomplish with these resources in eastern Connecticut. The community health providers and support staff at Generations Family Health Center and United Health Center are working harder than ever during this crisis, and Congress has got to keep working together to give them the support they need. We can never forget the heroic service that they and other health care professionals have provided to our communities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Kevin Graney ) : “Kevin is a talented engineer and shipbuilder, a good leader at the shipyard, and most importantly a really good person - we’re all rooting for him to get healthy as soon as possible, and it’s good to know that right now his symptoms are mild,” “The top priority has to remain maintaining the health and safety of the thousands of hard-working men and women down at the shipyard who are working to meet real, tangible national security priorities in real time. Having been in constant contact with EB over these last challenging few weeks, I know that they are continually looking at additional ways to reduce risk for the people who work there. For example, reducing social contact as much as possible, expanding teleworking to more of the design workforce, and modifying shift schedules to reduce density. Based on my calls this morning, additional adjustments are being developed and accelerated. Lastly, my staff has been working with Navy acquisition leaders to adopt new, flexible rules on schedule and cost in its contracting process so that shipyards will not be penalized for adhering to CDC guidance” External link

ctpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The one thing she was insistent about was that she didn’t want me flying in a plane,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s definitely some nervousness about whether or not there’s going to be a quorum call,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The one thing she was insistent about was that she didn’t want me flying in a plane,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s definitely some nervousness about whether or not there’s going to be a quorum call,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Our health care professionals are working on the front lines of this pandemic in health centers and clinics – they’re keeping our eastern Connecticut communities safe and healthy, and we’ve got to keep working together to support them,” “This federal grant program was authorized as part of Congress’s first bipartisan COVID-19 aid package, and these grant awards are another resource in our health centers’ toolbox – it allows them to immediately secure more resources to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, from promoting community-wide prevention practices, to training staff, to purchasing more Personal Protective Equipment like N95 respirators and hand sanitizer for health care personnel. I am grateful for the hard work of Generations Family Health Center and United Community Health Center, and especially so during these challenging times. Congress needs to keep working together to provide these health care professionals with the tools they need to help our communities win the battle against this pandemic” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 27, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “As soon as this revised agreement is drafted up for a vote in the Senate and House, both parties should cooperate to speed passage without any delay,” External link

ctpost Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “As soon as this revised agreement is drafted up for a vote in the Senate and House, both parties should cooperate to speed passage without any delay,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Department of Education’s announcement last night that student loan borrowers are going to be forced to continue to pay existing monthly payments is hardly much help for people facing layoffs, reductions in hours, and loss of income amid the outbreak of COVID-19,” “By far, the better approach is to move swiftly to enact a law that will enable borrowers to refinance their student loans, just like homeowners are doing all across the country” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney wrote : “There is something very wrong with this picture for student borrowers, given that the federal government is selling Treasury notes at record low rates—10-year yields have hovered around 1% for the past week—which has set off a stampede of refinancing for home mortgage loans. The Administration and Congress can and should do much more than a temporary student loan interest payment holiday, whose benefit will not materialize until years from now” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Brian Fitzpatrick ) : “Our nation’s disabled veterans have made incredible sacrifices for America, the very least they are owed is our assistance when they come home and transition back to civilian life,” “The FREED Vets Act is a commonsense, bipartisan solution that will streamline student loan forgiveness for our veterans who were disabled in their military service. Automatically discharging student loan debt for veterans with permanent disabilities is something we can all find common ground on. I was proud to join my colleagues Representatives Lamb and Fitzpatrick in getting this important, bipartisan bill across the finish line here in the House” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney stated : "I'm here next to the logo of the Norwich Sea Unicorns, a franchise that provides an affordable, family venue for people to actually go to professional baseball games and see the stars of the future. That's something that, with the price of tickets for Major League baseball whether it's Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, or Citi Field in New York City are just far beyond what a working family can afford to do. " External link

patch Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” “Heritage areas create jobs, establish destinations that people want to visit and vacation to, and are a smart investment in both the economy and the natural environment. Support from the federal government is what provides these areas with the foundation needed to preserve and protect these natural spaces, but the work just starts there—from that federal support, these National Heritage Areas leverage countless dollars and volunteer hours to promote the environment and identity of our region. Connecticut and Massachusetts know that investments in our open spaces provide an enormous value for taxpayers, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure that national heritage areas like the Last Green Valley and Upper Housatonic Heritage Area receive our support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 28, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” “Heritage areas create jobs, establish destinations that people want to visit and vacation to, and are a smart investment in both the economy and the natural environment. Support from the federal government is what provides these areas with the foundation needed to preserve and protect these natural spaces, but the work just starts there—from that federal support, these National Heritage Areas leverage countless dollars and volunteer hours to promote the environment and identity of our region. Connecticut and Massachusetts know that investments in our open spaces provide an enormous value for taxpayers, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure that national heritage areas like the Last Green Valley and Upper Housatonic Heritage Area receive our support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It should be no surprise that restoring the second 2021 Virginia-class submarine ranks as the highest unfunded need for the Navy,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This weak, pathetic request for eight ships — of which two are tugboats — is not only fewer ships than 2020, but fewer ships than the Navy told us last year it planned for 2021,” External link

myrecordjournal Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011,” “Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

myrecordjournal Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “this weak, pathetic request for eight ships - of which two are tugboats” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It is the worst-kept secret in Washington that last-minute maneuvering led to the shipbuilding budget being robbed to pay for other pet projects by the Office of Management and Budget,” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “They have urgently warned us that we need more submarine construction, not less, in order to mitigate the nearly 20 percent reduction in the fleet we presently face within this decade,” “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011. Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This weak, pathetic request for eight ships - of which two are tugboats - is not only fewer ships than 2020, but fewer ships than the Navy told us last year it planned for 2021,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011,” “Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

washtimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added : “Thankfully we are at the start of the budget process, and this proposal will receive close and bipartisan scrutiny in the months ahead,” “I am proud of the record that the Seapower Subcommittee has earned for its history of bipartisan cooperation in shipbuilding – and expect that trend to continue as we make sense of the budget we received today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Ten years ago, a group of hard-working people in Middletown, Connecticut headed to work at the Kleen Energy power plant and did not go home that evening to their friends and family,” External link

myrecordjournal Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The proposal to eliminate our Connecticut Sea Unicorns and 41 other Minor League teams across the country is a profound mistake,” “Countless baseball fans of all ages attend MiLB games each season, and for many, it’s their only chance to see our nation’s pastime in a family-friendly, affordable atmosphere. There have been well over half a million statistical errors committed in the MLB since its founding in 1896, but this plan to do away with a quarter of all our Minor League teams ranks among the worst of them – it will cost American communities jobs, and more importantly it will cost us in quality of life. The House is leading the charge to protect our Minor League Baseball teams, and I’m proud to be part of this bipartisan effort. MLB Commissioner Manfred and his team need to take a hard second look at their proposal, and consider what it could mean for the long-term support that Congress has always afforded to the MLB on a variety of issues” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “People are skipping dosages and cutting pills in half just to try and square their wallets with their doctors’ orders,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Senate (rebate) bill is fine, but the problem of prescription drugs is so widespread,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This is not just a Medicare bill,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The long-awaited contract awarded today – the largest ever awarded by the Navy – provides stability and certainty to our submarine shipbuilders, greater deterrent capability to our combatant commanders, and increased workload for the industrial base,” “The submarines that will be built under this contract are not your normal Virginia class – each new Block V VPM submarine is 90 feet longer with a payload module that carries an additional price tag of $500 million. As a result, each of the advanced submarines requires more construction work than the previously-built versions. That’s good news that continues to support historic surge in workload and workforce at the Groton shipyard and throughout the Connecticut and national supply chain that supports it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “In the months leading up to today’s announcement, I have been in regular and direct contact with Navy and Defense Department leaders to emphasize the need for a strong commitment to a ten-boat contract,” “The inclusion of advanced funding for long lead components for all ten boats, typically worth around $450 million per boat, sends a powerful signal that the Navy has heeded that message. As Chairman of Seapower Subcommittee I will continue urge the Navy and the shipbuilders to do all they can to see the full potential of this contract realized in the years ahead” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney concluded : “This announcement comes at an exciting time for our region as we prepare to support not just the submarines in this contract, but the Columbia class due to start construction next year. I know that our hard-working shipbuilders, our partners working to prepare the workforce, and our region is up to the task,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Research on the measures in this legislation have been shown to substantially cut the incidence of serious injury from workplace violence” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “We’ve worked toward this vote for months,” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “every person who has worked in a hospital, a psychiatric aide, a social worker, or emergency responder knows how serious and pervasive (workplace violence) is, and how it affects their ability to do their jobs” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “Close to home for me was an incident that occurred to Helene Andrews, a registered nurse from Danbury, Connecticut who was assaulted multiple times during her career,” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We have a lot of customers who served in World War II and one customer is 99 years old and still comes into the pub. The Summerfield pub is celebrating Remembrance Sunday. " External link

getwestlondon Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “These are men and women who have fought tooth and nail for well over a decade to produce this policy change within the VA, and it’s been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this result,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut's farming families, and our economy," External link

patch Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The USDA has made investments towards projects in towns across eastern Connecticut, and this latest grant award is a major investment in the health of our region, specifically in Windham and Tolland counties," "These federal dollars will help expand the capacity of United Services' telecommunications connectivity, and will increase rural patient access to behavioral health services, giving patients access to therapists, doctors, and other health professionals, even despite being separated by long distances. I want to give Diane Manning and her team huge credit for showing the leadership to pursue this grant award she is the first in our entire state to take advantage of this federal opportunity. It's my hope that United Services' telehealth program will serve as a model for how telehealth can reduce barriers to care, and help combat the opioid crisis in Connecticut" External link

patch Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Town of Killingly and Town Manager Mary Calorio deserve major congratulations for identifying this federal funding opportunity, and for putting together a successful grant application to win this highly competitive award – one of only two Housing Preservation Grant awards made in our entire state during this round of funding,” “The USDA’s Office of Rural Development has contributed to a lot of recent activity in our region, from improvements at the Putnam and Willimantic police departments, to projects at the Town Hall and community center in Thompson, and more. It’s always great to see more federal dollars coming back home to be invested in our eastern Connecticut communities, especially so when we know that the investment will have such a direct positive impact in towns throughout the Quiet Corner” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The population of Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and Eastern Connecticut is home to a large number of those seniors,” “With passage of the Dignity In Aging Act today, the House voted to support our senior citizens, and to make sure that funding for the OAA programs they rely on is able to keep up as the senior population continues to grow. Our bipartisan bill takes major steps to increase funding for our communities’ senior centers, and for OAA programs that support aging Americans from all walks of life – from seniors who require help accessing nutrition, to grandparents helping to raise their grandchildren. I was glad to help pass the Dignity In Aging Act in the House today, especially with the groundbreaking for our new senior center in Willimantic on the horizon” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Clearly we need a much more tangible approach,” External link

ctpost Friday, October 25, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This will pave the way so that young people going into critical occupations have a manageable financial portfolio,” External link

ctpost Friday, October 25, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

qt Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

qt Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

theage Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

theage Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

smh Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

smh Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "For such a short time, he saw a lot of action," External link

patch Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney stated : "We have arrived at a critical juncture in time for the rule of law in the United States, and for this administration's faithfulness to our Constitution," "This administration now finds itself at a decision point concerning the rule of law, and their adherence to it. The president and acting DNI Maguire have two simple choices when he comes before Congress later this week: follow the law and transmit the complaint to the bipartisan intelligence committees or flagrantly disobey the law and force the Congress to act to uphold the rule of law" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

theage Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

smh Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

theage Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

watoday Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “He is a career submariner in the Navy, and Jon has served sea tours on both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Passage of this bill will lift the shadow that overhangs employer-sponsored plans and stop the high deductible trend from worsening," External link

cnbc Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “I’m completely copacetic with bringing it up it on the suspension calendar,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We need all of the resources we can muster to help homeowners and others impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis in eastern Connecticut," "Following months of encouraging them to do so, it's welcome news that the USDA has decided to avail its Customer Service Center to folks in our region whose mortgages are backed through their Rural Development programs, and that USDA resources to assist in home repairs could soon be available to qualified homeowners. We have a long way to go before all of our neighbors impacted by this crisis are made whole, but today's announcement means that the USDA will continue to be a viable resource for eastern Connecticut homeowners" External link

patch Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It will be a well-appointed plane when the new ones roll out," External link

npr Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It will be a well-appointed plane when the new ones roll out," External link

npr Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 16, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

foxnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Additional paint can add weight to the plane," "Additional fixtures inside can also add to cost and delays to the delivery of the plane" External link

click2houston Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The budget our subcommittee received would've retired this platform short of the mid-point of its service life, a baffling proposal that was not supported by the Navy's force structure or statutory carrier requirement," External link

13newsnow Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It was great to be able to cheer Eastern Connecticut State University on to victory today, and there was a little added excitement to it as we watched the team advance to the second round behind the strong pitching of Morgan Bolduk," External link

patch Friday, May 24, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Mike Song ) : "It is an honor to stand with the Song family, who have courageously stepped forward after their tragic loss of Ethan to address a critical flaw in America's gun storage laws," External link

patch Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Bill Pascrell ) : "Fire police across eastern Connecticut serve critical roles protecting both the public and their fellow public safety officers by securing the areas around dangerous emergencies," "They respond alongside police and fire services, and put themselves in harm's way to protect our communities. For more than forty years, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program has provided peace of mind to public safety officers and their families with the assurance that our country will honor their service by providing certain benefits should they be killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. I am proud to once again introduce this legislation alongside Congressmen Thompson and Pascrell to ensure that fire police are eligible for these same benefits" External link

patch Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “One of the primary goals of this Administration has been to erode key ACA consumer protections, like coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions – provisions that are the very foundation of the health care law,” “In 2010 we turned the page on allowing insurance companies to charge people more, or to flat out deny them coverage, based on an absurdly broad range of common pre-existing conditions – things like cancer and diabetes, a mental illness, or surviving a heart attack. That’s where this Administration wants to take us back to by issuing waiver guidance like they did in October. Passage of our bill is an important step towards ensuring that millions of Americans with common health conditions can keep their coverage, and I encourage the Senate to follow the House’s lead and act swiftly to pass this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 10, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The…guidance the Administration issued further degrades the original intent of the ACA by creating a backdoor to provide Americans with coverage that doesn’t meet the law’s standards and weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 6, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s a bill in Washington called the Safe Act, which would basically take marijuana off schedule, one for the purposes of financial services, period,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s a bill in Washington called the Safe Act, which would basically take marijuana off schedule, one for the purposes of financial services, period,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Today’s clarification from the IRS is more forward momentum for homeowners in our region impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis,” “The process of repairing a home’s foundation can come along with collateral damage, and those damages and subsequent repairs should qualify under the federal casualty loss deduction. CSFIC has already provided excellent assistance for homeowners needing to make crumbling foundations repairs, and for many homeowners with tens of thousands of dollars in remaining costs even after their claim by CSFIC was approved, this guidance from the IRS takes another step towards making them financially whole” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “Under your leadership, the department has undermined state enforcement of student borrower protections,” External link

ctpost Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The third Virginia-class sub will smooth out the employment levels,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about John Casey ) : “John Casey’s retirement caps a remarkable career in shipbuilding and producing the most capable submarines in the world,” “From my very first day in Congress, John has been an unflappable ally in advocating for our submarine industrial base and its workforce. John saw some tough times in the yard, and I recall one of our first conversations after my election about the grim outlook for layoffs after years of underinvestment in submarine production. He was right beside me, advocating and testifying in Congress, for the two-a-year build rate that not only put Electric Boat on a path to the historic growth they are seeing today but also ensuring that our nation gets the undersea capabilities we so urgently need. John is a true shipbuilder at heart, starting as a welder in the shipyard and working his way up to the highest leadership of Electric Boat and General Dynamics. He has been a friend, ally and partner and I will miss his leadership as we work to ensure that our nation produces the ships and submarines that we need. I wish him and his wife Deirdre all the best as they enjoy their well-earned retirement together” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Lee Zeldin ) : “Looking back over the last two Congresses, Representative Zeldin and I have been able to pass legislation seeking to protect Plum Island on a bipartisan basis, and at times with unanimous support,” “This year’s bill is a qualitative step forward from our past work on this issue it enhances our efforts even further with a real plan for historic preservation, and the full repeal of the federal statute requiring the sale of the island” External link

ctpost Friday, March 8, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Labor ) : "I am very pleased that the Education and Labor Committee today reported out a school infrastructure bill which includes a section I authored to help local municipalities with the cost of repairing or reconstructing school buildings that have been impacted by crumbling foundations due to the presence of pyrrhotite," "We know that Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland, CT has already discovered pyrrhotite in the concrete foundation of the school. I'm a strong supporter of the overall bill to rebuild America's public school buildings, and the Committee's recognition that help federal assistance is needed to address the issue of crumbling foundations in schools is a great victory for these communities that have been so seriously harmed by the crumbling foundations crisis" External link

patch Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about President Trump ) : “Instead of promoting U.S. national security, this announcement will lead to the delay or cancellation of important military construction projects which directly support our service members conducting missions throughout the country and across the world,” “And because this is only a portion of the funds the President claims he needs for his border wall, it calls into question whether future declarations could disrupt future projects currently planned across Connecticut in the coming decade” External link

ctpost Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about John Larson ) : "Congress took another important step today to help folks affected by crumbling foundations and to acknowledge this crisis on the federal," "Two provisions that Congressman John Larson and I authored on this issue were included in today's Consolidated Appropriations Act, the final conference agreement to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. While these provisions alone will not solve the crumbling foundations crisis, the unanimous support our proposals received on the House floor in July and their inclusion in this funding bill provides strong backing for our ongoing efforts to pool resources on the federal level to help. I'm pleased that the bill will receive a vote today in both the House and Senate, and I urge the President to move to sign it as soon as it arrives on his desk. Moving ahead, I will continue to do all that I can to explore every avenue to identify federal resources to assist homeowners and communities facing this crisis" External link

patch Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The American people have made it extremely clear that health care affordability is the number one issue facing their families, and they expect Congress to put forward real solutions,” “In crafting this proposal, we have listened to our constituents, many of whom are over age 50 and facing premiums that easily reach over a thousand dollars per month. The Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act provides an additional option for the higher cost consumers who are bearing the brunt of rising premiums, restores the market stabilizing policies that Republicans have undermined in recent years, and equips the Department of Health and Human Services with new tools to drive down prescription costs for seniors. By offering this new population the option to buy into Medicare, this bill would provide an additional, well-respected option to those struggling to afford premiums today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The rise of the millennial generation emerging to lead Electric Boat's important work for the country, I believe, is a powerful rebuttal of cynics and naysayers that say that American manufacturing and technological excellence are a thing of the past," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “2021, that’s when the really big increase in Columbia really starts, that’s when the price tag really jumps,” External link

ctpost Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney reported ( about Chris Brown ) : "We experienced an immediate shut off of business,” Brown said to NBC Connecticut . “We were shipping anywhere 100- to 150,000 pounds a week on a given timeframe to China, however now that has dropped down to nothing,” he explained. “As was predicted during our August visit to Garbo, local lobster consumers and restaurants in our region, as well as lobstermen throughout the northeast, will now be moving their business with Garbo to wholesalers in Canada," External link

FIS Friday, January 18, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Air traffic is being worked to the bone,” External link

ctpost Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Coast Guard Academy ) : “The IG’s report underscores the urgent need for the leadership of the Coast Guard and the Academy to address, head on, Congress’s ongoing concerns regarding persistent issues surrounding discrimination and harassment,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 22, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay," External link

foxbusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 22, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay," External link

startribune Friday, September 22, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "A Russian spy ship patrolling 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real," External link

cnbc Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “We’ve been in touch with the Navy early this morning,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

post-gazette Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We've been in touch with the Navy early this morning," External link

startribune Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "A Russian spy ship patrolling 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real," External link

7online Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “We’ve been in touch with the Navy early this morning,” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Connecticut and eastern Connecticut, in particular, is proud to play such an important part in our nation’s shipbuilding and maritime industries,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is one more important mile-stone on the path to an ultimate repeal of the 'Cadillac Tax'," External link

prnewswire Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Late nights don't feel as good anymore. I like going to bed at a reasonable time," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Something about a backbeat just gets my adrenaline going," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT



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Joe Courtney said : “The message I want people to understand is that we fully support the move toward unmanned, whether that’s on the surface or undersea,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “I was proud to see Congress at last take action on this critical issue related to the exposure of our Blue Water veterans to chemicals commonly known as Agent Orange when the House passed H.R. 299 in May of last year, with the Senate following shortly thereafter,” “It’s been six months since the effective date of this legislation, and while a clear timeline for submariners is encouraging, I will continue to hold the VA accountable to ensuring they are working to establish Blue Water Navy eligibility as quickly as possible for those who face additional hurdles in using the ship locator tool, such as classified decklogs. While the Secretary’s letter mentions a longer than average response time for submariners, I hope to see the verification process become more efficient to ensure these veterans are not unfairly punished for carrying out classified missions while serving in Vietnam” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Administration’s plan to deport international students because of a public health decision made by colleges, not by the students, was totally irrational,” “From every standpoint—educational, public health, or even from a purely monetary standpoint—this decision was harmful. The tuition that international students pay totals $41 billion, and that helps our nation’s trade balance. If the Administration’s proposed policy went into effect, educators and universities like UCONN would have been trapped in an impossible position of being forced to reopen campuses regardless of public health risk, or ejecting paying students from the U.S. who add to the richness of higher education for their American-born classmates. I give credit to all of the students, teachers, university presidents and staff who sounded the alarm and challenged this proposal—they spoke up loudly and clearly, and they’re the reason why the Administration has been forced to walk back this ill-conceived policy proposal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “After reviewing the Navy’s investigative report, I am still not convinced the firing of Captain Brett Crozier was warranted,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “With all the economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, a drastically low 2.75% interest rate on an investment in your own earning potential is a major boost, and a huge opportunity,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Defense Department’s distribution, disposition, and supply chain operations are second-to-none,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 29, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It wasn’t a five to 20-year process,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Congress can’t cling to the past in an emergency like COVID-19,” “Parliamentary democracies all over the world, such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and France have all modified their proceedings with technology to accommodate social distancing and the need to legislate. The bill we voted on today doesn’t fundamentally change the way Congress works at all, but it does allow us to use remote technology, like our democratic allies, to get important work done for the American people on a temporary, emergency basis. In the last two months, the House Armed Services Committee and Education and Labor Committee have done teleconference briefings and video conferences on issues such as tensions in the South China Sea, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and the impact of school closures on K-12 learning, to name a few. These committee video meetings and conference calls are ad hoc and non-public, and thus inadequate in a democratic government. The modified rules will activate committees and floor proceedings in a transparent, safe, commonsense manner, and I am pleased that we finally joined the rest of the world’s leaders in getting it done today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The bipartisan CARES Act was signed into law just four weeks ago, and already much of those hundreds of billions of dollars in resources have been expended,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Bipartisan negotiations are closing in fast on a bigger boost for small businesses than originally put forth by Senator McConnell, as well as for new funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Bipartisan negotiations are closing in fast on a bigger boost for small businesses than originally put forth by Senator McConnell, as well as for new funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 20, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Gilman Brothers have a long history of stepping up to the plate to help America through times of emergency,” “Their amazing agility has once again risen to the occasion with these ingenious medical devices to address a critical shortage of hospital beds in health institutions. Gilman Brothers have rapidly transformed their workforce to produce these beds and partitions, which are in short supply nationwide. Their product satisfies public health rules of safety and quality, and their efforts can be sized up at the speed this outbreak requires. My office has already connected with FEMA, which is the clearing house for the national stockpile. We will continue to support Gilman’s work, which holds great potential to meet the needs this public health crisis has presented us with” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “In 2016, the Seapower Subcommittee heard alarming testimony that without replacement of the aging training ships assigned to the State Maritime Academies located across the country, our nation will be unable to meet the demand for qualified mariners we expect in decades ahead. That is why our panel took the first action that year in the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act to authorize the National Security Multi Mission Vessel to serve as a platform for replacing the aging fleet of training ships assigned to state maritime academies. Additionally, the ships would be used for disaster response and other priority and emergency response operations – a mission whose importance is underscored at this time of national challenge,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added : “Today’s announcement fulfils the work that our subcommittee had done since to support the NSMV, and the vital role our maritime academies play in our nation’s defense and our maritime economy. As important, the award of this contract to the Philly Shipyard is an exciting investment in the revitalization of our domestic maritime construction capabilities. It is my hope that the NSMV program will serve as a model for how we can effectively and affordably recapitalize other elements of our domestic sealift capabilities as we look to address the growing shortfall in our sealift requirements,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We've made some progress toward making [homeowners] financially whole, but we've got to make sure that the resources being pulled together for them at the municipal, state, federal and private levels are in step with the true scale of this catastrophe," External link

upi Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This federal funding was authorized as part of the bipartisan CARES Act, which Congress passed ten days ago to help make sure that health care professionals – our frontline in the fight against COVID-19 – have the tools and resources they need to win,” “These federal grants mean more resources in their toolbox, and they’re flexible enough to suit the specific needs of our local health centers. From being used to train staff on infection control procedures, to conduct additional testing, to being put towards community-wide prevention efforts, there’s a lot that we can accomplish with these resources in eastern Connecticut. The community health providers and support staff at Generations Family Health Center and United Health Center are working harder than ever during this crisis, and Congress has got to keep working together to give them the support they need. We can never forget the heroic service that they and other health care professionals have provided to our communities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Kevin Graney ) : “Kevin is a talented engineer and shipbuilder, a good leader at the shipyard, and most importantly a really good person - we’re all rooting for him to get healthy as soon as possible, and it’s good to know that right now his symptoms are mild,” “The top priority has to remain maintaining the health and safety of the thousands of hard-working men and women down at the shipyard who are working to meet real, tangible national security priorities in real time. Having been in constant contact with EB over these last challenging few weeks, I know that they are continually looking at additional ways to reduce risk for the people who work there. For example, reducing social contact as much as possible, expanding teleworking to more of the design workforce, and modifying shift schedules to reduce density. Based on my calls this morning, additional adjustments are being developed and accelerated. Lastly, my staff has been working with Navy acquisition leaders to adopt new, flexible rules on schedule and cost in its contracting process so that shipyards will not be penalized for adhering to CDC guidance” External link

ctpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The one thing she was insistent about was that she didn’t want me flying in a plane,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s definitely some nervousness about whether or not there’s going to be a quorum call,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The one thing she was insistent about was that she didn’t want me flying in a plane,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s definitely some nervousness about whether or not there’s going to be a quorum call,” External link

nytimes Friday, March 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Our health care professionals are working on the front lines of this pandemic in health centers and clinics – they’re keeping our eastern Connecticut communities safe and healthy, and we’ve got to keep working together to support them,” “This federal grant program was authorized as part of Congress’s first bipartisan COVID-19 aid package, and these grant awards are another resource in our health centers’ toolbox – it allows them to immediately secure more resources to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, from promoting community-wide prevention practices, to training staff, to purchasing more Personal Protective Equipment like N95 respirators and hand sanitizer for health care personnel. I am grateful for the hard work of Generations Family Health Center and United Community Health Center, and especially so during these challenging times. Congress needs to keep working together to provide these health care professionals with the tools they need to help our communities win the battle against this pandemic” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 27, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “As soon as this revised agreement is drafted up for a vote in the Senate and House, both parties should cooperate to speed passage without any delay,” External link

ctpost Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “As soon as this revised agreement is drafted up for a vote in the Senate and House, both parties should cooperate to speed passage without any delay,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Department of Education’s announcement last night that student loan borrowers are going to be forced to continue to pay existing monthly payments is hardly much help for people facing layoffs, reductions in hours, and loss of income amid the outbreak of COVID-19,” “By far, the better approach is to move swiftly to enact a law that will enable borrowers to refinance their student loans, just like homeowners are doing all across the country” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney wrote : “There is something very wrong with this picture for student borrowers, given that the federal government is selling Treasury notes at record low rates—10-year yields have hovered around 1% for the past week—which has set off a stampede of refinancing for home mortgage loans. The Administration and Congress can and should do much more than a temporary student loan interest payment holiday, whose benefit will not materialize until years from now” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Brian Fitzpatrick ) : “Our nation’s disabled veterans have made incredible sacrifices for America, the very least they are owed is our assistance when they come home and transition back to civilian life,” “The FREED Vets Act is a commonsense, bipartisan solution that will streamline student loan forgiveness for our veterans who were disabled in their military service. Automatically discharging student loan debt for veterans with permanent disabilities is something we can all find common ground on. I was proud to join my colleagues Representatives Lamb and Fitzpatrick in getting this important, bipartisan bill across the finish line here in the House” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney stated : "I'm here next to the logo of the Norwich Sea Unicorns, a franchise that provides an affordable, family venue for people to actually go to professional baseball games and see the stars of the future. That's something that, with the price of tickets for Major League baseball whether it's Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, or Citi Field in New York City are just far beyond what a working family can afford to do. " External link

patch Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” “Heritage areas create jobs, establish destinations that people want to visit and vacation to, and are a smart investment in both the economy and the natural environment. Support from the federal government is what provides these areas with the foundation needed to preserve and protect these natural spaces, but the work just starts there—from that federal support, these National Heritage Areas leverage countless dollars and volunteer hours to promote the environment and identity of our region. Connecticut and Massachusetts know that investments in our open spaces provide an enormous value for taxpayers, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure that national heritage areas like the Last Green Valley and Upper Housatonic Heritage Area receive our support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 28, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” “Heritage areas create jobs, establish destinations that people want to visit and vacation to, and are a smart investment in both the economy and the natural environment. Support from the federal government is what provides these areas with the foundation needed to preserve and protect these natural spaces, but the work just starts there—from that federal support, these National Heritage Areas leverage countless dollars and volunteer hours to promote the environment and identity of our region. Connecticut and Massachusetts know that investments in our open spaces provide an enormous value for taxpayers, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure that national heritage areas like the Last Green Valley and Upper Housatonic Heritage Area receive our support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It should be no surprise that restoring the second 2021 Virginia-class submarine ranks as the highest unfunded need for the Navy,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This weak, pathetic request for eight ships — of which two are tugboats — is not only fewer ships than 2020, but fewer ships than the Navy told us last year it planned for 2021,” External link

myrecordjournal Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011,” “Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

myrecordjournal Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “this weak, pathetic request for eight ships - of which two are tugboats” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “It is the worst-kept secret in Washington that last-minute maneuvering led to the shipbuilding budget being robbed to pay for other pet projects by the Office of Management and Budget,” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “They have urgently warned us that we need more submarine construction, not less, in order to mitigate the nearly 20 percent reduction in the fleet we presently face within this decade,” “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011. Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

ctpost Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This weak, pathetic request for eight ships - of which two are tugboats - is not only fewer ships than 2020, but fewer ships than the Navy told us last year it planned for 2021,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “That’s why we worked so hard to achieve and sustain the two-a-year build rate since 2011,” “Deviating from that plan now makes no sense, and I am confident we will address this incoherent decision in the 2021 defense bill” External link

washtimes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added : “Thankfully we are at the start of the budget process, and this proposal will receive close and bipartisan scrutiny in the months ahead,” “I am proud of the record that the Seapower Subcommittee has earned for its history of bipartisan cooperation in shipbuilding – and expect that trend to continue as we make sense of the budget we received today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 10, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Ten years ago, a group of hard-working people in Middletown, Connecticut headed to work at the Kleen Energy power plant and did not go home that evening to their friends and family,” External link

myrecordjournal Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The proposal to eliminate our Connecticut Sea Unicorns and 41 other Minor League teams across the country is a profound mistake,” “Countless baseball fans of all ages attend MiLB games each season, and for many, it’s their only chance to see our nation’s pastime in a family-friendly, affordable atmosphere. There have been well over half a million statistical errors committed in the MLB since its founding in 1896, but this plan to do away with a quarter of all our Minor League teams ranks among the worst of them – it will cost American communities jobs, and more importantly it will cost us in quality of life. The House is leading the charge to protect our Minor League Baseball teams, and I’m proud to be part of this bipartisan effort. MLB Commissioner Manfred and his team need to take a hard second look at their proposal, and consider what it could mean for the long-term support that Congress has always afforded to the MLB on a variety of issues” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “People are skipping dosages and cutting pills in half just to try and square their wallets with their doctors’ orders,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Senate (rebate) bill is fine, but the problem of prescription drugs is so widespread,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This is not just a Medicare bill,” External link

ctpost Friday, December 13, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The long-awaited contract awarded today – the largest ever awarded by the Navy – provides stability and certainty to our submarine shipbuilders, greater deterrent capability to our combatant commanders, and increased workload for the industrial base,” “The submarines that will be built under this contract are not your normal Virginia class – each new Block V VPM submarine is 90 feet longer with a payload module that carries an additional price tag of $500 million. As a result, each of the advanced submarines requires more construction work than the previously-built versions. That’s good news that continues to support historic surge in workload and workforce at the Groton shipyard and throughout the Connecticut and national supply chain that supports it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney added ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “In the months leading up to today’s announcement, I have been in regular and direct contact with Navy and Defense Department leaders to emphasize the need for a strong commitment to a ten-boat contract,” “The inclusion of advanced funding for long lead components for all ten boats, typically worth around $450 million per boat, sends a powerful signal that the Navy has heeded that message. As Chairman of Seapower Subcommittee I will continue urge the Navy and the shipbuilders to do all they can to see the full potential of this contract realized in the years ahead” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney concluded : “This announcement comes at an exciting time for our region as we prepare to support not just the submarines in this contract, but the Columbia class due to start construction next year. I know that our hard-working shipbuilders, our partners working to prepare the workforce, and our region is up to the task,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Research on the measures in this legislation have been shown to substantially cut the incidence of serious injury from workplace violence” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “We’ve worked toward this vote for months,” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “every person who has worked in a hospital, a psychiatric aide, a social worker, or emergency responder knows how serious and pervasive (workplace violence) is, and how it affects their ability to do their jobs” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “Close to home for me was an incident that occurred to Helene Andrews, a registered nurse from Danbury, Connecticut who was assaulted multiple times during her career,” External link

ctpost Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We have a lot of customers who served in World War II and one customer is 99 years old and still comes into the pub. The Summerfield pub is celebrating Remembrance Sunday. " External link

getwestlondon Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “These are men and women who have fought tooth and nail for well over a decade to produce this policy change within the VA, and it’s been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this result,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut's farming families, and our economy," External link

patch Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The USDA has made investments towards projects in towns across eastern Connecticut, and this latest grant award is a major investment in the health of our region, specifically in Windham and Tolland counties," "These federal dollars will help expand the capacity of United Services' telecommunications connectivity, and will increase rural patient access to behavioral health services, giving patients access to therapists, doctors, and other health professionals, even despite being separated by long distances. I want to give Diane Manning and her team huge credit for showing the leadership to pursue this grant award she is the first in our entire state to take advantage of this federal opportunity. It's my hope that United Services' telehealth program will serve as a model for how telehealth can reduce barriers to care, and help combat the opioid crisis in Connecticut" External link

patch Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The Town of Killingly and Town Manager Mary Calorio deserve major congratulations for identifying this federal funding opportunity, and for putting together a successful grant application to win this highly competitive award – one of only two Housing Preservation Grant awards made in our entire state during this round of funding,” “The USDA’s Office of Rural Development has contributed to a lot of recent activity in our region, from improvements at the Putnam and Willimantic police departments, to projects at the Town Hall and community center in Thompson, and more. It’s always great to see more federal dollars coming back home to be invested in our eastern Connecticut communities, especially so when we know that the investment will have such a direct positive impact in towns throughout the Quiet Corner” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The population of Americans aged 60 and over is growing nationwide, and Eastern Connecticut is home to a large number of those seniors,” “With passage of the Dignity In Aging Act today, the House voted to support our senior citizens, and to make sure that funding for the OAA programs they rely on is able to keep up as the senior population continues to grow. Our bipartisan bill takes major steps to increase funding for our communities’ senior centers, and for OAA programs that support aging Americans from all walks of life – from seniors who require help accessing nutrition, to grandparents helping to raise their grandchildren. I was glad to help pass the Dignity In Aging Act in the House today, especially with the groundbreaking for our new senior center in Willimantic on the horizon” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Clearly we need a much more tangible approach,” External link

ctpost Friday, October 25, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “This will pave the way so that young people going into critical occupations have a manageable financial portfolio,” External link

ctpost Friday, October 25, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

qt Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

qt Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

theage Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

theage Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : "The eyes of history are upon you and you don't want to create precedents that future prime ministers and governments feel obligated to follow," External link

smh Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is totally out of the norm," External link

smh Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "For such a short time, he saw a lot of action," External link

patch Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney stated : "We have arrived at a critical juncture in time for the rule of law in the United States, and for this administration's faithfulness to our Constitution," "This administration now finds itself at a decision point concerning the rule of law, and their adherence to it. The president and acting DNI Maguire have two simple choices when he comes before Congress later this week: follow the law and transmit the complaint to the bipartisan intelligence committees or flagrantly disobey the law and force the Congress to act to uphold the rule of law" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

theage Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

smh Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

theage Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

watoday Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Australia is not looking for trouble here, it is looking to maintain peaceful maritime transit," "I don't see this as part of a military build up or an intervention" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “He is a career submariner in the Navy, and Jon has served sea tours on both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Passage of this bill will lift the shadow that overhangs employer-sponsored plans and stop the high deductible trend from worsening," External link

cnbc Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “I’m completely copacetic with bringing it up it on the suspension calendar,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about National Defense Authorization Act ) : “The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We need all of the resources we can muster to help homeowners and others impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis in eastern Connecticut," "Following months of encouraging them to do so, it's welcome news that the USDA has decided to avail its Customer Service Center to folks in our region whose mortgages are backed through their Rural Development programs, and that USDA resources to assist in home repairs could soon be available to qualified homeowners. We have a long way to go before all of our neighbors impacted by this crisis are made whole, but today's announcement means that the USDA will continue to be a viable resource for eastern Connecticut homeowners" External link

patch Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It will be a well-appointed plane when the new ones roll out," External link

npr Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It will be a well-appointed plane when the new ones roll out," External link

npr Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 16, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

foxnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Additional paint can add weight to the plane, additional fixtures inside the plane can also add cost and delays to the delivery of the plane,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Additional paint can add weight to the plane," "Additional fixtures inside can also add to cost and delays to the delivery of the plane" External link

click2houston Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The budget our subcommittee received would've retired this platform short of the mid-point of its service life, a baffling proposal that was not supported by the Navy's force structure or statutory carrier requirement," External link

13newsnow Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "It was great to be able to cheer Eastern Connecticut State University on to victory today, and there was a little added excitement to it as we watched the team advance to the second round behind the strong pitching of Morgan Bolduk," External link

patch Friday, May 24, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Mike Song ) : "It is an honor to stand with the Song family, who have courageously stepped forward after their tragic loss of Ethan to address a critical flaw in America's gun storage laws," External link

patch Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Bill Pascrell ) : "Fire police across eastern Connecticut serve critical roles protecting both the public and their fellow public safety officers by securing the areas around dangerous emergencies," "They respond alongside police and fire services, and put themselves in harm's way to protect our communities. For more than forty years, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program has provided peace of mind to public safety officers and their families with the assurance that our country will honor their service by providing certain benefits should they be killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. I am proud to once again introduce this legislation alongside Congressmen Thompson and Pascrell to ensure that fire police are eligible for these same benefits" External link

patch Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “One of the primary goals of this Administration has been to erode key ACA consumer protections, like coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions – provisions that are the very foundation of the health care law,” “In 2010 we turned the page on allowing insurance companies to charge people more, or to flat out deny them coverage, based on an absurdly broad range of common pre-existing conditions – things like cancer and diabetes, a mental illness, or surviving a heart attack. That’s where this Administration wants to take us back to by issuing waiver guidance like they did in October. Passage of our bill is an important step towards ensuring that millions of Americans with common health conditions can keep their coverage, and I encourage the Senate to follow the House’s lead and act swiftly to pass this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 10, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The…guidance the Administration issued further degrades the original intent of the ACA by creating a backdoor to provide Americans with coverage that doesn’t meet the law’s standards and weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 6, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s a bill in Washington called the Safe Act, which would basically take marijuana off schedule, one for the purposes of financial services, period,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “There’s a bill in Washington called the Safe Act, which would basically take marijuana off schedule, one for the purposes of financial services, period,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Today’s clarification from the IRS is more forward momentum for homeowners in our region impacted by the crumbling foundations crisis,” “The process of repairing a home’s foundation can come along with collateral damage, and those damages and subsequent repairs should qualify under the federal casualty loss deduction. CSFIC has already provided excellent assistance for homeowners needing to make crumbling foundations repairs, and for many homeowners with tens of thousands of dollars in remaining costs even after their claim by CSFIC was approved, this guidance from the IRS takes another step towards making them financially whole” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “Under your leadership, the department has undermined state enforcement of student borrower protections,” External link

ctpost Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The third Virginia-class sub will smooth out the employment levels,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about John Casey ) : “John Casey’s retirement caps a remarkable career in shipbuilding and producing the most capable submarines in the world,” “From my very first day in Congress, John has been an unflappable ally in advocating for our submarine industrial base and its workforce. John saw some tough times in the yard, and I recall one of our first conversations after my election about the grim outlook for layoffs after years of underinvestment in submarine production. He was right beside me, advocating and testifying in Congress, for the two-a-year build rate that not only put Electric Boat on a path to the historic growth they are seeing today but also ensuring that our nation gets the undersea capabilities we so urgently need. John is a true shipbuilder at heart, starting as a welder in the shipyard and working his way up to the highest leadership of Electric Boat and General Dynamics. He has been a friend, ally and partner and I will miss his leadership as we work to ensure that our nation produces the ships and submarines that we need. I wish him and his wife Deirdre all the best as they enjoy their well-earned retirement together” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We do have like a triple whammy of long duration, heavy rain [bringing] flooding risk and storm tides," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "is notable for its rapid intensification in the last 24 hours," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Lee Zeldin ) : “Looking back over the last two Congresses, Representative Zeldin and I have been able to pass legislation seeking to protect Plum Island on a bipartisan basis, and at times with unanimous support,” “This year’s bill is a qualitative step forward from our past work on this issue it enhances our efforts even further with a real plan for historic preservation, and the full repeal of the federal statute requiring the sale of the island” External link

ctpost Friday, March 8, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Labor ) : "I am very pleased that the Education and Labor Committee today reported out a school infrastructure bill which includes a section I authored to help local municipalities with the cost of repairing or reconstructing school buildings that have been impacted by crumbling foundations due to the presence of pyrrhotite," "We know that Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland, CT has already discovered pyrrhotite in the concrete foundation of the school. I'm a strong supporter of the overall bill to rebuild America's public school buildings, and the Committee's recognition that help federal assistance is needed to address the issue of crumbling foundations in schools is a great victory for these communities that have been so seriously harmed by the crumbling foundations crisis" External link

patch Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about President Trump ) : “Instead of promoting U.S. national security, this announcement will lead to the delay or cancellation of important military construction projects which directly support our service members conducting missions throughout the country and across the world,” “And because this is only a portion of the funds the President claims he needs for his border wall, it calls into question whether future declarations could disrupt future projects currently planned across Connecticut in the coming decade” External link

ctpost Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about John Larson ) : "Congress took another important step today to help folks affected by crumbling foundations and to acknowledge this crisis on the federal," "Two provisions that Congressman John Larson and I authored on this issue were included in today's Consolidated Appropriations Act, the final conference agreement to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. While these provisions alone will not solve the crumbling foundations crisis, the unanimous support our proposals received on the House floor in July and their inclusion in this funding bill provides strong backing for our ongoing efforts to pool resources on the federal level to help. I'm pleased that the bill will receive a vote today in both the House and Senate, and I urge the President to move to sign it as soon as it arrives on his desk. Moving ahead, I will continue to do all that I can to explore every avenue to identify federal resources to assist homeowners and communities facing this crisis" External link

patch Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “The American people have made it extremely clear that health care affordability is the number one issue facing their families, and they expect Congress to put forward real solutions,” “In crafting this proposal, we have listened to our constituents, many of whom are over age 50 and facing premiums that easily reach over a thousand dollars per month. The Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act provides an additional option for the higher cost consumers who are bearing the brunt of rising premiums, restores the market stabilizing policies that Republicans have undermined in recent years, and equips the Department of Health and Human Services with new tools to drive down prescription costs for seniors. By offering this new population the option to buy into Medicare, this bill would provide an additional, well-respected option to those struggling to afford premiums today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "The rise of the millennial generation emerging to lead Electric Boat's important work for the country, I believe, is a powerful rebuttal of cynics and naysayers that say that American manufacturing and technological excellence are a thing of the past," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “2021, that’s when the really big increase in Columbia really starts, that’s when the price tag really jumps,” External link

ctpost Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney reported ( about Chris Brown ) : "We experienced an immediate shut off of business,” Brown said to NBC Connecticut . “We were shipping anywhere 100- to 150,000 pounds a week on a given timeframe to China, however now that has dropped down to nothing,” he explained. “As was predicted during our August visit to Garbo, local lobster consumers and restaurants in our region, as well as lobstermen throughout the northeast, will now be moving their business with Garbo to wholesalers in Canada," External link

FIS Friday, January 18, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Air traffic is being worked to the bone,” External link

ctpost Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Coast Guard Academy ) : “The IG’s report underscores the urgent need for the leadership of the Coast Guard and the Academy to address, head on, Congress’s ongoing concerns regarding persistent issues surrounding discrimination and harassment,” External link

ctpost Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 22, 2017 1:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay," External link

foxbusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 22, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Despite all the drama surrounding budgets and debates in Washington, this program is moving forward without any interference or delay," External link

startribune Friday, September 22, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "A Russian spy ship patrolling 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real," External link

cnbc Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “We’ve been in touch with the Navy early this morning,” External link

post-gazette Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

post-gazette Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "We've been in touch with the Navy early this morning," External link

startribune Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "A Russian spy ship patrolling 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real," External link

7online Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney told : “We’ve been in touch with the Navy early this morning,” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : “The local community is loaded with incredible Navy tradition and experience and it’s not a great surprise that Putin’s resurgence in terms of naval activity is happening,” “If you’ve been down at the base in the last three or four years, it’s been a real common topic of conversation” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Courtney said : “Connecticut and eastern Connecticut, in particular, is proud to play such an important part in our nation’s shipbuilding and maritime industries,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "This is one more important mile-stone on the path to an ultimate repeal of the 'Cadillac Tax'," External link

prnewswire Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Late nights don't feel as good anymore. I like going to bed at a reasonable time," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Courtney said : "Something about a backbeat just gets my adrenaline going," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT



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