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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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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
December 2, 2019 Press Release
“The long-awaited contract awarded today – the largest ever awarded by the Navy – provides stability and certainty to our submarine shipbuilders, greater deterrent capability to our combatant commanders, and increased workload for the industrial base,” Courtney said.
November 27, 2019 Press Release
“This new report underscores what we already know – Connecticut’s defense and manufacturing sector punches well above its weight,” Congressman Courtney said.
November 25, 2019 Press Release
"As Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, I have worked closely with Secretary Spencer since he was appointed by President Trump."
November 4, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s news that the Block V contract is reaching the final backstretch with a framework that will be built around a minimum of nine subs and an option for a tenth to maintain the program of record shows real progress in terms of getting a stable workload for this critical program."
October 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, joined Rep. Jason Crowe (CO-06) and 56 other Members of Congress in writing to President Trump to warn that his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in advance of a known Turkish military operation puts U.S. allies in danger, and harms ongoing counter-ISIS efforts.

In their letter to the President, the Members wrote:

October 7, 2019 Press Release
Finally, it is a pleasure to welcome back to Groton the ship’s sponsor and Oregon native Dana Richardson and former Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson. The Admiral and Mrs. Richardson were stationed here when he commanded DEVRON 12, and most recently attended the USS Illinois christening. I can’t think of a ship sponsor better prepared to take on the solemn duty to support the ship and its crew over the lifetime of Oregon than Mrs. Richardson.

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