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MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, DELAURO, LARSON, HIMES APPLAUD OVER $1.2 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR...
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), and Jim Himes (D-4) applauded $1,224,000 in U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for housing authorities in Hartford, Norwalk, and New Haven. This funding, under HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC), will be used to hire or retain “service coordinators” to help residents achieve economic and housing independence by connecting residents with career and educational opportunities.
Blumenthal, Colleagues Push for Funding to Repair Crumbling Water Infrastructure, Avoid Flint-Style Disasters
As families in Flint, Michigan continue to struggle with lead-contaminated water, eighteen Senators are pushing to boost investment in water infrastructure repairs to avert future crises of contaminated drinking water supplies.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) concluded two days of seminars designed to inform local leaders in eastern Connecticut about grant opportunities available through the USDA-Rural Development Direct Loan & Grant Programs. At events held in Dayville and Colchester, Congressman Courtney discussed the loan program which supported $38.6 million in loans and $5.2 million in grants in Connecticut’s Second Congressional District last year. That funding helped to launch several projects such as expanding the municipal sewer system in Deep River, purchasing new emergency room equipment at Day Kimball Hospital, and building a new fire house in the East Putnam Fire District, among others.
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Connecticut REALTORS® reports that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 19.2 percent comparing January 2016 to January 2015. The median sales price of $232,000 represents a less than one percent decrease from $234,000 in that same time period. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units of homes sold were 1,977 in January 2016 and 1,659 in January 2015.
Ranking Member Courtney’s Opening Remarks For Seapower And Projection Forces Subcommittee Hearing On The...
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing on the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the Navy and Marine Corps. As always, I look forward to the testimony of our distinguished panel of witnesses about the issues we will consider in this year’s budget for programs in our jurisdiction.
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SERJ GEUTSSOYAN, also known as “Anthony Kirk,” 33, of Santa Ana, Calif., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to conspiring to defraud homeowners across the United States who were seeking mortgage loan modifications
Blumenthal Files Testimony During Connecticut General Assembly Hearing In Support of Recognizing Agent Orange...
Yesterday, during a Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing at the Connecticut General Assembly, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) filed testimony on House Joint Resolution 25 (HJR 25), a Resolution Recognizing Blue Navy Veterans. HJR25 encourages the United States Congress to restore the presumption of service connection for Agent Orange exposure to “Blue Navy Veterans” who served in the coastal waters of Vietnam during the war.
Today, as a means of preventing the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan from spreading to Connecticut, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced new legislation to lower the cost to homeowners in Connecticut and around the country of cleaning up lead and other toxins in their homes. Murphy’s legislation, the Healthy Homes Tax Credit Act, provides homeowners with a maximum tax credit of $5,000 to pay for lead, radon, or asbestos abatement.
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) celebrated the news that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $23.4 million dollars in funding to housing authorities across the State of Connecticut. Four areas in the 4th District received a total of $6,268,644 divided as follows:
Gov. Malloy Announces Connecticut Receives Federal Certification of Effectively Eliminating Veteran Homelessness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the federal government has certified Connecticut as having effectively ended homelessness among veterans. Just the second state in the nation to accomplish the milestone, Connecticut has implemented a comprehensive, unprecedented system to target homelessness among veterans.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) called on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to take up bipartisan legislation which would authorize funding to care for Navy veterans who were exposed to the chemical herbicide known as ‘Agent Orange’.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that fifteen towns throughout Connecticut have been approved to receive funding under the state's Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which assists smaller communities with infrastructure and capital improvement projects. The grants announced today are the first of several rounds anticipated to be announced during this year.
Duff: Connecticut’s Economy Boasts a Thriving Broadband Infrastructure and Continued Broadband Industry Investment
State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced Tuesday that as Connecticut begins the 2016 Regular Session tomorrow, broadband continues to be a competitive strength and significant bright spot in its growing economy. Following up to a recent report that found connection speeds in Connecticut were among the fastest in the world, a report recently released by the FCC also found that Connecticut’s download speeds were measured as the second fastest in the country.
The Department of Housing (DOH) and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to announce the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)