Doris Coster writes a letter in today’s New London Day praising Joe’s thoughtful approach to working for those he serves in eastern Connecticut:
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney of the 2nd District has demonstrated that he is a man of highest integrity and intelligence who works tirelessly to maintain and improve those programs necessary to the welfare of state and nation.
The economy of Connecticut is benefiting from his ability to bring funding to submarine production, by his leadership in extending the Homebuyers Tax Credit bill, and from his support for funding clean energy technologies, which bring additional jobs. Benefiting all Americans is his support of legislation to grow small business and extend the middle-class tax cuts. His footprint can be found on positive educational and environmental legislation. He worked persistently to craft a realistic healthcare reform bill and to address the special healthcare needs of the elderly and veterans.
He has been there when called upon by countless numbers of constituents for assistance in dealing with bureaucratic misunderstandings and delays. He really cares.
We need an experienced, level-headed, reliable, balanced thinker and an intelligent doer like Joe Courtney to continue to represent us. Re-elect Joe Courtney in November.
Today’s Reminder News highlights Joe’s work to secure support for a new digital camera system for the Vernon Police Department. The new system, which will be installed in all 12 of the town’s police vehicles, will record traffic stops and other police incidents. The funding for the system was provided through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant Program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
State Representative Betsy Ritter, as well as her colleagues Sen. Andrea Stillman, Sen. Andrew Maynard and Rep. Tom Reynolds, wrote a letter in today’s New London Day highlighting Joe’s work to invest in the future of Submarine Base New London.
The work that Team Connecticut did to save this base five years ago was not just bipartisan, but nonpartisan – elected officials, key stakeholders and everyday citizens came together to work hard to prove the Pentagon wrong in attempting to close the base. While there is no direct base-closing threat today, we must remain vigilant and again work together for our region.
That is why we applaud our congressional delegation, particularly Rep. Joe Courtney, for their tireless work in supporting the base and investing in its future. They have secured more than $80 million in federal funding to replace piers, construct training facilities and revitalize the facility.
The Willimantic Chronicle today reports on a grant that the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department secured through the federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to recruit and retain firefighters – one of only four departments in Connecticut to receive funding.
[Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department Chief John] Lyon said the funding would be used to open up training at different levels. Firefighters are currently trained in levels one and two as well as trained to be emergency medical technicians and fire police, responsible for traffic control and other duties.
“It’s a big help financially to the department for our training,” he said.