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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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June 13, 2019 Press Release
“We passed the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term as a representative, and the intent was to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
It's been an honor to lead the Seapower Subcommittee this year and assemble my first mark as leader of this bipartisan and productive panel,” Courtney said.
June 12, 2019 Press Release
“Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans have been denied benefits that they deserve for 17 years,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 12, 2019 Press Release
This year’s mark by the Seapower panel is a continuation of many years of bipartisan work and I want to recognize and thank Ranking Member Wittman for his unwavering commitment to strengthening the Navy and Air Force’s ability to respond to the challenges and threats of today.
June 4, 2019 Press Release

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. 

May 23, 2019 Press Release
“It’s good news that the Senate Armed Services Committee, in alignment with actions taken by the House Appropriations Committee last week, include authorization for a third submarine in its FY20 National Defense Authorization Act,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
“For the last few years one of the most consistent and urgent concerns raised to Congress by our military leaders has been the looming gap in our attack submarine force structure in the coming decade,” Courtney said.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
“SUBASE New London has long been a critical asset for the U.S. Navy’s undersea fleet. The Appropriations Committee’s approval today of this major investment into Pier 32 is further confirmation that Congress, as well as the Navy, expects our submarine base to remain a valuable hub of activity for generations to come,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 30, 2019 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 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:

April 30, 2019 Press Release
“I am glad to learn that the Trump Administration has finally joined a broad and bipartisan range of opponents against the Trump Administration’s own plan to retire an aircraft carrier that is only about half-way through its planned service life."

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