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“As our nation enters the sixth month of a global health pandemic that has burdened every segment of American society, the men and women of the armed services have not been spared by its life threatening..."
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, gaveled in the Subcommittee for its first official hearing since March 11th.
The bipartisan call comes following reports that the June 24th deadline would fall just short of the 90 days of service required for many members of the National Guard to qualify for certain federal benefits...
“In 2016, the Seapower Subcommittee heard alarming testimony that without replacement of the aging training ships assigned to the State Maritime Academies..."
“Today’s decision by former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to resign was a necessary step to restore the confidence of every sailor and member of the US Navy that its leadership is committed to their wellbeing,” said Chairman Courtney.
"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.
“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-"
“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."
“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.