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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney issued the following statement on the McKeon Amendment to the Continuing Resolution, to provide authority for the Defense Department to train and to equip Syrian opposition forces:
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after more than 24 hours of closed-door negotiations among the House Republican leadership in an attempt to advance partisan legislation that will not adequately address the current border crisis:
Legislation Fully Funds Virginia Class Submarine Construction, Ohio Replacement Program
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after voting for the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act, which passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 340 to 73:
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement in reaction to the resignation of General Eric Shinseki from the post of Secretary of Veterans Affairs:
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney released the following statement after voting in favor of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House by a vote of 325 to 98. Courtney, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Vice Ranking Member of the Seapower Subcommittee, had a hand in crafting the bill, including a provision that would fund the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement through a separate account under the Department of Defense.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement congratulating the workforce and leadership of Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut on receiving a contract to build the next presidential helicopter fleet:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last night, Congressman Joe Courtney joined a unanimous bipartisan majority on the House Armed Services Committee in voting 61-0 to pass the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill fully supports continued investment in programs critical to Connecticut’s economy and industrial base. Among its provisions, which are detailed below, the bill supports continued two-a-year production of Virginia Class Submarines, ongoing development of the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) and denies a request for a new Base Realignment and Closure round (BRAC).
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Seapower Subcommittee, released the following statement lauding the signing of the Navy’s Block IV contract with Electric Boat to build ten Virginia Class submarines over the next five years:
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) applauded the bipartisan passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, an omnibus spending measure that appropriates government funding for Fiscal Year 2014, by a vote of 359 to 67. The bipartisan coalition included 193 Democrats and 166 Republicans supporting the legislation, with 3 Democrats and 64 Republicans opposing it.