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Courtney spoke to Secretary Austin and General Milley about the importance of that request today, watch the full exchange below.
The Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee meets this morning to hear testimony from the Department of the Navy on the fiscal year 2022 budget.
The Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee meets this morning to hear testimony on the Department of the Air Force’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request.
June 11, 2021 Press Release
"I welcome President Biden's nomination of Carlos Del Toro as the next Secretary of the Navy,” said Congressman Courtney.
“America is going to lean heavily on the work of our U.S. Navy as our national security priorities pivot towards the Indo-Pacific and the Arctic, which will require a higher rate of submarine deployments at a time where public shipyards are facing huge backlogs, requiring private yards to fill the breach,” said Chairman Courtney.
“As you work to develop the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, we write to request your full support of the President’s budget request of $17.5 million in Army National Guard Military Construction funds for a new Connecticut Army National Guard (CTARNG) Readiness Center in the town of Putnam, Connecticut,” wrote Congressman Courtney.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
“President Biden’s budget submission is the start of an intense process to achieve the right balance of our national defense. It is noteworthy at the outset that the nearly $12 billion request for submarine construction and development is the largest investment in our undersea fleet since the 1980s,” said Courtney.
Good Morning and thank you Chairman Garamendi and Ranking Member Lamborn for conducting this joint hearing...
"I am honored to be designated as a member of the bipartisan Board of Visitors for the Coast Guard Academy, and I’m looking forward to joining President Biden tomorrow as we celebrate and congratulate these hardworking young Americans on their achievements," Courtney said.
“Eastern Connecticut’s manufacturing workforce is already taking on some of today’s biggest opportunities, and today’s visit from the Cabinet Secretaries couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Congressman Courtney.