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Good afternoon everyone. We are here today to consider the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee’s portion of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
Since I first joined this panel in 2007, the Seapower Subcommittee has had a well-earned reputation for productive bipartisanship. I am pleased to report today that our subcommittee continues that tradition, with the help of Ranking Member Rob Wittman and all the members of our panel, particularly the impressive class of new members that have brought new energy and life experience to the committee’s work.
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 Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Trump Administration has cancelled their plans outlined in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to decommission the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman: