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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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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.
September 23, 2019 Press Release
“We have arrived at a critical juncture in time for the rule of law in the United States, and for this Administration’s faithfulness to our Constitution,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, was today appointed to the conference committee for the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes expenditures for the Department of Defense for the upcoming fiscal year 2020. The bill contains billions of dollars of investments and key defense priorities for eastern Connecticut and the state. 

September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Jeff has been a tireless advocate for the workforce at EB since he became president in 2013. I hold him in the highest regard based on his breadth of knowledge and experience as a shipbuilder, and his accessible, ethical approach to leadership. I wish Jeff and his wife all the best."
September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Once again, Groton has demonstrated that it is truly the ‘Submarine Capitol of the World,’” said Congressman Courtney.
September 5, 2019 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer $3.6 billion from military construction funds to pay for President Trump’s border wall:

July 12, 2019 Press Release
“The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney. “
July 3, 2019 Press Release
Among the provisions highlighted this evening by Congressman Courtney were the FY2020 NDAA’s shipbuilding budget which provides for the construction of eleven battle force ships, including three Virginia-class submarines—

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