Rep. Courtney Statement On House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Approval Of Third Submarine FundingCongressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 defense appropriations bill. Included in the bill is funding for two Virginia class submarines in 2020, and nearly $1.5 billion in advanced procurement funds needed to support construction of the third Virginia class submarine requested in the budget and planned for execution in 2023.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted in favor of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299), a bill he helped introduce that would expand benefits for Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans who are currently suffering from diseases they acquired because of their service in proximity to the destructive chemical known as Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) joined Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) representatives Christopher Martin (Director of Forestry) and Daniel Evans (State Lands Forester) for a tour of damage caused by gypsy moths in the Pachaug Forest.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Veterans Affairs and Military Construction Appropriations Bill, which includes $72.3 million in federal funding for the replacement of Pier 32 at Naval Submarine Base New London.
Congressman Courtney Introduces Legislation To Reduce Violence Against Health Care And Social Service WorkersCongressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation this week to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers.
“In 2017, if a tree fell on your home, you would have been able to claim a ‘casualty loss’ from the IRS to recoup some of the lost value of the roof,” said Congressman Courtney.
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“We passed the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term as a representative, and the intent was to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.
It's been an honor to lead the Seapower Subcommittee this year and assemble my first mark as leader of this bipartisan and productive panel,” Courtney said.