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February 29, 2020 Press Release
“American soldiers have fought for nearly nineteen years to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation, and to create a stable region, supported by NATO and regional allies, to ensure Afghanistan will not revert to the failed state that became a haven for terrorism,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
“Mr. Secretary, I have been on the Seapower Committee for fourteen years. You have to go back to height of the surge […] to see such an anemic shipbuilding request from the Administration"
February 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, issued the following statement after the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its official evaluation of the Navy’s shipbuilding budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In their evaluation of the Navy’s proposed shipbuilding budget for FY 2021, CRS found that the Navy listed LPD-31 as a “new” vessel requested in 2021, despite having already been authorized and partially funded by Congress in 2020.

February 13, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the Trump Administration conducted a hit-and-run strike on the 2020 defense budget, which the President just signed into law on December 20, and boasted about in his State of the Union address last week,” said Chairman Courtney.
February 13, 2020 Press Release

In case you’ve missed it, President Trump’s proposal to siphon resources from critical shipbuilding programs in his FY20201 Budget Request has already drawn bipartisan criticism from legislators in Congress, and from military and defense experts across the country. The President’s FY20201 Budget Request would truncate the build-rate for Virginia-class submarines in the years to come, while U.S. combatant commanders are expressing increasing concerns about naval buildups by aggressors like China and Russia.

February 10, 2020 Press Release
“The President’s shipbuilding budget is not a 355-ship Navy budget. As Chair of the Seapower Subcommittee, I can say with complete certainty that, like so much of the rest of the President’s budget, it is dead on arrival."
January 9, 2020 Press Release
“General Soleimani was brutal military leader and a menace, with the blood of not only Americans, but also thousands and thousands of Iraqis and his fellow Iranians on his hands,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 3, 2020 Press Release
“The unilateral decision by President Trump to strike down a bad actor such as Soleimani unfortunately does not close the book on the threat Iran poses to America."
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“I proudly helped pass the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“This bipartisan and bicameral agreement sends a clear and powerful message that the House is getting its work done,” Courtney said

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