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"Congress would work far more effectively if every congressman took the approach of U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney" New London Day, 10/31/2012
"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
"Courtney is a bright, energetic and hard-working member of Congress who has earned another term." Hartford Courant, 10/25/2012


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.

Enough is enough.

It’s time for Congress to act on an agenda that the American People can count on.

That is why I am proud today to introduce to you the Middle-Class Jumpstart. On the same day as House Republicans prepare to waste more time by voting to sue to President Obama, House Democrats have presented an action agenda to create jobs for the middle class, and provide student loan relief and infrastructure investment which we will pass in first 100 days. This agenda is focused exactly where the vast majority of Americans are focused – on growing the economy and creating jobs. This agenda is what Democrats offer to the voters on November 4th.

During the first 100 days of a new majority Democrats pledge to:

  • Pass an infrastructure bill to create jobs by modernizing America’s roads, bridges, railways, broadband technology and investing in clean energy initiatives – all paid for by closing once for all corporate tax loopholes
  • Help Americans refinance their college loan debt, and increase access to Pell Grants
  • Introduce a “Make it in America” bill to provide tax incentives for small business and good corporate actors who want to create quality new jobs right here at home
  • Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to guarantee both men and women get equal pay for equal work
  • Pass a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour so every American can take home a living wage


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