Chairman Courtney Joins Navy Leadership in Philadelphia for Historic Foundry Pour of First Propeller Mold for Columbia-Class Submarine ProgramNORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, recently visited the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, PA, to witness the foundry pour of the propulsor mold for the first-ever Columbia-class submarine.
“My office’s phones and email have blown up with hundreds of constituents who have already been impacted by recent slowdowns at USPS,” said Congressman Courtney.
“I’ve been proud to work on a bipartisan basis to restore the missing submarine to the 2021 NDAA, and to ensure we passed a progressive defense bill that supports the Columbia-class program, and does right by our men and women in uniform in eastern Connecticut and all around the globe," said Courtney.
Rep. Courtney Introduces Bicameral Bill To Give Student Loan Borrowers Access To Historic Low Rates Amid COVID-19The new, bicameral legislation would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their student loan debt down to the historically low federal Stafford Student Loan rates which go into effect today. At a fixed rate of 2.75% for undergraduate Stafford borrowers, the new rates for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year are the lowest in sixteen years, and they reflect the unprecedented economic situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Last year’s bipartisan spending agreement for FY 2020 included important investments in early childhood education, including a boost of $400 million in IDEA grants,” said Congressman Courtney. “
“This week we showed the HUD Regional Administrator how eastern Connecticut has put millions of dollars in CDBG funding to work during this pandemic,” said Rep. Courtney.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act keeps the government open, and it ensures that construction of the Columbia-class submarine program will move ahead on schedule,” said Congressman Courtney.