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July 18, 2018

5th District Campaign Cash Anticipates Competitive Primaries

by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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A month ahead of primary contests, the race to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty looks to be competitive judging by the latest fundraising reports filed this week.

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June 4, 2018

HUD Secretary Gets Look At Crumbling Foundation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 2:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing

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WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.

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May 24, 2018

Courtney Gives DeVos an Earful Over East Hartford High

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:39pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Education | White House | East Hartford

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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to letters sent a year ago from Connecticut officials and students upset by comments she made then that characterized East Hartford High as a dangerous and struggling school.

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April 12, 2018

$100M For Electric Boat?

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 2nd CD | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton

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HARTFORD, CT — They were able to come together in 2016 to approve a $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to keep helicopter production in Connecticut, and state Sen. Cathy Osten is hoping the legislature can do it again for Electric Boat.

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March 7, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Urges Navy to Rev Up Sub Building

by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.

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January 10, 2018

Courtney Cheers ACA Open Enrollment Results

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | White House

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WASHINGTON — Three months after President Donald Trump declared the death of Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney was on the House floor pointing to enrollment gains in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is stable and growing.

“Well, as the famous resident from the state of Connecticut — Mark Twain — once said: rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” Courtney said.

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November 30, 2017

Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 3:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations will be watching the U.S. Senate’s debate on tax policy very closely because it could impact their ability to seek relief.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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November 14, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Republican Tax Package Wouldn’t Benefit Most Residents

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Taxes | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tax collector, Kevin Sullivan, told U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Monday that the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress are “fundamentally flawed” and will have a big impact on most Connecticut taxpayers.

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August 14, 2017

Trump Follows Up With Stronger Condemnation

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | White House

WhiteHouse.gov screen grab Republican President Donald Trump addressed the growing outrage over his tepid reaction to the violence in Virginia this weekend in a brief statement to reporters Monday.

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