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"I am working every day to assure that eastern Connecticut maintains it's position as a technology leader."
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"Courtney has shown himself to be a dedicated public servant and tireless worker committed to serving the needs of Eastern Connecticut" Norwich Bulletin, 10/28/2012
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"Courtney is a bright, energetic and hard-working member of Congress who has earned another term." Hartford Courant, 10/25/2012

CAMPAIGN NEWS

Dear Supporter,

I do not need to tell you how the House Republicans’ misplaced priorities have failed our nation over the past four years. The 2013-14 Do-Nothing Republican Congress has shirked its duty as the governing party in the House, instead pushing a Tea Party agenda of shutting down the government, voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act 54 times, and blocking job creation measures that would modernize infrastructure, promote U.S. exports, and bolster homeland security….

In its application for $8.2 million in federal funding to upgrade a critical rail corridor, Connecticut has made a strong case that this strategic government investment could pay enormous dividends in economic growth. State officials and Connecticut’s representatives in Washington are pushing hard for the funding under the TIGER program – Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery – as they should be. The TIGER program was originally part of the $830 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which helped pulled the country out of the Great Recession. Congress has repeatedly refunded the TIGER grants because they have proved successful in spurring economic growth. Unlike earmarks of the past, these are competitive grants, with projects assessed by the U.S. Department of Transportation on their ability to improve safety, generate economic growth, improve quality of life in a region and help the environment.