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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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May 13, 2015 Press Release
Washington—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Admiral John Richardson to the post of Chief of Naval Operations, replacing retiring Admiral Jonathan Greenert:
 
“President Obama has made an outstanding choice by nominating John Richardson to be the next Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Richardson’s experience and training make him uniquely qualified to take the helm of the Navy at a critical time for the service and our nation.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
Washington—Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes full funding for submarine construction and procurement. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the bill’s passage:
 
April 23, 2015 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This is my first mark-up as Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and I am proud that this measure reflects the bipartisan and in-depth work that our panel has done over the last several months. I want to thank you, our office and committee staff and our colleagues on both sides of the aisle for working together to produce what I believe is a very solid mark.

April 22, 2015 Press Release
“This is my first mark-up as Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and I am proud that this measure reflects the bipartisan and in-depth work that our panel has done over the last several months,” said Courtney.
April 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, welcomed representatives from Connecticut defense manufacturers to the 2015 Sea Air Space Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual expo provides a platform for companies to pursue business opportunities with the U.S. military and prime contractors, as well as highlight the important role of the sea services in our nation’s defense.

March 18, 2015 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to take a moment to welcome our colleagues from the Coast Guard and Maritime Subcommittee, who join us today to review the new Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.

March 4, 2015 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman.

Today’s hearing is a look at an important but perhaps overlooked element of our subcommittee’s jurisdiction. The witnesses from the Air Force will provide important insight into the budget request as it relates to “projection forces,” and I look forward to their testimony.

March 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate’s bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the 2015 fiscal year:
 
“Speaker Boehner and House Republican leadership hopefully learned an important lesson today:  the American people will not tolerate the hostage-taking strategies extremists in the House Republican caucus have repeatedly employed over the last four years to advance policies they cannot enact through regular order.
March 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress:
 
“I attended today’s Joint Address by Prime Minister Netanyahu, because my unyielding support for the partnership between the United States and the State of Israel trumps the misguided, partisan process which led to today’s speech.

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