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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Brendan Boyle (PA-02) welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) decision to utilize Congressionally authorized funding to construct two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV). The construction of new NSMV ships is supported by funding specifically authorized by Congress, and will support Chairman Courtney and Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Secretary-Designate General Lloyd Austin (U.S. Army, Ret.) will appear before the Armed Services Committee on Thursday to discuss his nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Defense under President Joseph R. Biden. On Friday, Chairman Smith introduced legislation to provide a statutory exception to allow Gen.
VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump vetoed the overwhelmingly bipartisan 2021 National Defense Authorization Act in a move to defund the United States Armed Forces and deny a pay raise American troops: