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April 6, 2020 Press Release
"Acting Secretary Modly's gratuitous personal attack on a Naval Officer infected with COVID-19 and in quarantine is stunning, and outrageous,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 4, 2020 Press Release
“Kevin is a talented engineer and shipbuilder, a good leader at the shipyard, and most importantly a really good person – we’re all rooting for him to get healthy as soon as possible, and it’s good to know that right now his symptoms are mild."
April 3, 2020 Press Release
“While Captain Crozier clearly went outside the chain of command, his dismissal at this critical moment – as the Sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt are confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic-"
April 2, 2020 Press Release
“We write to you today with urgent concern about the health and safety of our sailors and Marines embarked on Navy vessels facing the spread of COVID-19."
February 29, 2020 Press Release
“American soldiers have fought for nearly nineteen years to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation, and to create a stable region, supported by NATO and regional allies, to ensure Afghanistan will not revert to the failed state that became a haven for terrorism,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
“Mr. Secretary, I have been on the Seapower Committee for fourteen years. You have to go back to height of the surge […] to see such an anemic shipbuilding request from the Administration"
February 24, 2020 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 the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its official evaluation of the Navy’s shipbuilding budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In their evaluation of the Navy’s proposed shipbuilding budget for FY 2021, CRS found that the Navy listed LPD-31 as a “new” vessel requested in 2021, despite having already been authorized and partially funded by Congress in 2020.

February 13, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the Trump Administration conducted a hit-and-run strike on the 2020 defense budget, which the President just signed into law on December 20, and boasted about in his State of the Union address last week,” said Chairman Courtney.
February 13, 2020 Press Release

In case you’ve missed it, President Trump’s proposal to siphon resources from critical shipbuilding programs in his FY20201 Budget Request has already drawn bipartisan criticism from legislators in Congress, and from military and defense experts across the country. The President’s FY20201 Budget Request would truncate the build-rate for Virginia-class submarines in the years to come, while U.S. combatant commanders are expressing increasing concerns about naval buildups by aggressors like China and Russia.

February 10, 2020 Press Release
“The President’s shipbuilding budget is not a 355-ship Navy budget. As Chair of the Seapower Subcommittee, I can say with complete certainty that, like so much of the rest of the President’s budget, it is dead on arrival."

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