Rep. Joe Courtney

Representative from Connecticut’s 2nd District, Democrat

Courtney, a Democrat, has been the representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Courtney has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Courtney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Courtney for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joe Courtney sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Courtney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (47%) Education (16%) Health (13%) Taxation (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Courtney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Courtney’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Oct 1, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 880: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Courtney missed 95 of 7,618 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 33 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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