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Joe Courtney's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' D. Courtney
Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Audrey; 2 Children: Robert, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 04/06/1953
Birth Place: West Hartford, CT
Home City: Vernon, CT
Date Title
Issue Position: Seniors & Retirement Security
Issue Position: Health Care
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
June 19, 2014 Letter to Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, Senator Durbin and Senator Cornyn - Confirmation of Linda Shwartz to the VA
May 30, 2014 Courtney Statement on Resignation of Secretary Shinseki
May 23, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Affairs Concerns
April 10, 2014 New Data Shows Affordable Care Act Saved Eastern Connecticut Seniors More than $14 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
March 27, 2014 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
March 13, 2014 Letter to Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Delay Implementing Flawed Salmonella Action Plan
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Black Lung Claims Process
Nov. 28, 2013 Journal Inquirer - Courtney Wants Probe of Coal Miner Benefits Program
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 7, 2013 Letter to Scott Dahl, Inspector General US Department of Labor - Alleged Misconduct in Black Lung Benefits Program that Denied Sick Workers Benefits
Aug. 23, 2013 Reps. Miller, Courtney Applaud DOL's Proposed Rule to Protect Health, Safety of American Workers
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 30, 2013 Medicare Anniversary
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 7, 2013 Courtney Introduces Legislation to Renew Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program
Feb. 12, 2013 Medicare
June 11, 2012 CT Delegation Applauds $75 Million Federal Loan for HealthyCT
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
June 1, 2012 Courtney Announces $300,000 Small Business Innovation grant for New London-based LifePharms
April 27, 2012 Larson Rejects GOP False Choice on Education & Healthcare
April 27, 2012 Statement After Voting No on GOP Plan to Pay for Student Loans by Eliminating Health Care for Women and Children
March 22, 2012 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act
March 8, 2012 Dent Recognized for Colorectal Cancer Advocacy, Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Colorectal Screening
Jan. 24, 2012 Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3630, Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011
Dec. 6, 2011 Facts are Stubborn Things
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 14, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairmen Murray and Hensarling of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
July 19, 2011 Medicare Under Attack
July 15, 2011 Letter to Barack H. Obama, President of the United States - Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
June 3, 2011 Courtney Urges Simple Changes to Streamline Face-to-Face Reporting Requirement for Home Health Care Services
May 24, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for Graduate Medical Education
May 12, 2011 Health Care Reform Law
May 3, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for School Health Center Construction
April 14, 2011 Introduction of the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act
April 5, 2011 Courtney Statement on U.S. Senate Vote Repealing 1099 Reporting Requirement
April 4, 2011 Courtney Urges Connecticut Employers to Enroll in Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Before April 30 Application Deadline
March 30, 2011 Fiscal and Public Health Safety and Sanity Prevailing
Feb. 10, 2011 Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court - Recusing Himself from Deliberations on Healthcare Reform
Jan. 19, 2011 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
Jan. 19, 2011 The Repeal of Health Care
Jan. 6, 2011 Repealing Health Care
Dec. 14, 2010 Affordable Care Act
Dec. 3, 2010 Roll Call - Medicare Standard Is an Erroneous Barrier to Care
Sept. 14, 2010 Thomas Sullivan, Commissioner Letter to the Honorable Thomas Sullivan, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Insurance
July 29, 2010 Introduction of the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act
July 1, 2010 Courtney Announces Healthcare.gov Launch
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