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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..."
November 25, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney, Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today welcomed the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) request to Congress to fully fund a second Virginia Class submarine in the 2021 defense appropriations bill. 

November 24, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the Air Force’s strategic basing decision for new C-130J aircraft for the Air National Guard.

November 18, 2020 Press Release
“In a year of absolute uncertainty, the Trump Administration’s original proposal to have America construct the fewest number of combatant vessels in over a decade, and to eliminate construction of an entire Virginia-class submarine in the process, remains one of the most puzzling aspects,” said Chairman Courtney.
November 18, 2020 Press Release
“There has been a groundswell of input from small marinas, local and state officials, large stakeholders like Submarine Naval Base New London, Electric Boat, and many others, all strongly in favor of the sound selection of the ELDS,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 10, 2020 Press Release
“Over the last ten years, sworn testimony before the Congress from combatant commanders, outside defense experts and Navy leadership has been unanimous—the Navy needs more submarines,” Chairman Courtney said.
November 5, 2020 Press Release
“Today's announcement makes the hard work, planning and advocacy for this generational program real,” said Chairman Courtney.
October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, welcomed the support of Governor Ned Lamont in the effort to protect the Air National Guard’s C-130 aircraft fleet.

October 6, 2020 Press Release
“If Secretary Esper is serious about boosting production, he could direct his department to support the House-passed authorization and funding levels for a second Virginia-class submarine in 2021 that reverses the Administration’s anemic shipbuilding budget in the House-Senate conference process happening right now,” Courtney added.
October 6, 2020 Press Release
“Restoring construction of the second Virginia-class submarine in FY2021 isn’t just important to our shipbuilders and manufacturers here in eastern Connecticut, it’s also the Navy’s number-one unfunded priority at a time when our undersea fleet is more heavily relied upon than ever,” said Congressman Courtney.

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