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January 22, 2021 Press Release

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.

January 21, 2021 Press Release
“Secretary-designate Austin and I had a good exchange today, and I welcomed his decision to appear before our bipartisan panel,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 20, 2021 Press Release

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.

January 1, 2021 Press Release
“We’re starting the New Year with a big win for our U.S. Navy and for eastern Connecticut—the President’s attempt to veto the bipartisan NDAA has officially been voted down, and construction of the crucial second Virginia-class submarine has once and for all been restored in 2021,” said Chairman Courtney.
December 28, 2020 Press Release
“I’m proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in voting to overturn President Trump’s reckless veto of the bipartisan NDAA, and to ensure that Congress for the 60th year passes this measure,” said Chairman Courtney.
December 23, 2020 Press Release

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:

December 21, 2020 Press Release
“The restoration of this submarine is a victory for the thousands of men and women who work hard every single day building the most capable submarines in the world," said Courtney.
December 8, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the House voted to seal the deal. The final negotiated version of the 2021 NDAA includes the Seapower Subcommittee’s year-long effort to buck the Trump Budget and fully restore construction of the second Virginia-class submarine.."
December 4, 2020 Press Release
"The fact that we are on path to pass the NDAA for the 60th consecutive year exemplifies the bipartisan nature of the House Armed Services Committee. I’m proud of the way we came together once again to get the job done for both the security of our nation..."
December 2, 2020 Press Release
“The scope of a bipartisan conference committee’s work is clearly and strictly limited to the language of the bills that already passed out of the House and Senate,” said Congressman Courtney. The two bipartisan NDAA bills..."

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