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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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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
“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."
April 23, 2019 Press Release
“Once again, CBO has debunked the myth that private sector submarine maintenance availabilities cost significantly more than those conducted in the public shipyards,” Chairman Courtney said.
March 29, 2019 Press Release
“John Casey’s retirement caps a remarkable career in shipbuilding and producing the most capable submarines in the world,” Courtney said.
March 26, 2019 Press Release

The Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee meets this afternoon to hear testimony on the Department of the Navy’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. Before us today to discuss that request are Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition James Geurts, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems Vice Admiral Bill Merz, and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration Lt. Gen.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

This morning, the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee meets to review the Air Force projection forces aspects of our subcommittee’s jurisdiction and the department’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget submission.

March 11, 2019 In The News

In a potential boon for Connecticut’s defense industry, the Pentagon upped its spending request Monday from two Virginia-class submarines to three per year starting in 2020, responding to pressure from Congress and the Navy.
The submarine funding is part of a $750 billion annual defense budget that is expected to be unveiled next week by President Donald Trump and submitted to Congress.

March 11, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement is a welcome reversal from the Department of Defense which, just eight months ago, publicly opposed my efforts to increase fast attack submarine construction to three per year. This decision to finally accede to the demands of our combatant commanders and the work of the House Seapower Subcommittee sets out important work ahead for our subcommittee and the entire Congress to fulfill this request.
March 7, 2019 Press Release

Good afternoon. The combined Seapower and Projections Forces subcommittee and Readiness subcommittee meet today to hear from the United States Transportation Command and the Maritime Administration on the state of the military’s ability to move our forces in peacetime and times of potential conflict.

March 6, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s announcement by the Navy is another endorsement of the value that private shipyards contribute to the readiness of our submarine force,” said Congressman Courtney.

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