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Congressman Joe Courtney was elected in 2006 to represent the Second Congressional District of Connecticut in the House of Representatives. He serves on the Armed Services, Education and Workforce, and Agriculture Committees. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Courtney serves on the Seapower and Projection Forces and the Military Readiness Subcommittees. Courtney is the first Connecticut Congressman to serve on the House Agriculture Committee since Henry Stevens served there in the 59th Congress more than 100 years ago.
Before serving in the House, Joe Courtney represented the citizens of Vernon in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1987 to 1994. During this tenure, then state-Rep. Courtney served as House Chairman for both the Public Health and Human Services Committees and also chaired the Connecticut Blue Ribbon Commission on Universal Health Insurance. Since he came to Congress, Courtney has received numerous awards from several national organizations including the National Patient Advocate Foundation's 2010 Healthcare Hero award, The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers' Legislator of the Year Award, and the American Farm Bureau's Friend of the Farm Bureau award.
Courtney is a 1975 graduate of Tufts University in Boston. He earned a law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1978. He lives in Vernon with his wife, Audrey, and their two children, Robert and Elizabeth.
NECA’s upcoming conference is about policy, not partisanship. Accordingly, NECA will ensure leading members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle will be on hand to brief participants on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill. It will be held May 13-14 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington.
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