Following a tenure in the State House, Joe Courtney was elected to represent Eastern Connecticut in the House in 2006.
Courtney, one of the most bipartisan Democrats in the House, won his Congressional seat by the razor-thin margin of only 83 votes. While in office, he has focused on reducing costs for middle class families and ending gun violence.
Courtney has served on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Courtney is a consistent ally of J Street’s values and priorities.
In June 2022, he signed onto the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians. Rep. Courtney was also a signer of a June 2021 letter calling on the US government to lift the Trump administration’s hold on Palestinian aid.
Congressman Courtney supported President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, which verifiably blocked their path towards a nuclear weapon. Following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the deal, he said, “despite repeated confirmation that Iran is following the nuclear deal from UN weapons inspectors on the ground, to the President's own Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and our closest allies, President Trump has recklessly decided to pull the U.S. out of the agreement."