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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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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.
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.  Nonetheless, the friendship and alliance between the United States and Israel transcends political parties and partisan political gamesmanship.

February 27, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C.—Moments ago, the Senate passed a “clean” full-year appropriations bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, sending the legislation to the House.
 
Despite this bipartisan effort in the Senate, House Republicans announced that they would refuse to pass this full-year appropriations bill to fund DHS, and instead bring up a bill to pass a three week stopgap funding measure, with no plan in place to move forward with a full appropriations bill within that time frame.
February 25, 2015 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This is my first public hearing as ranking member, and I am looking forward to working with you and our colleagues on the panel to continue the bipartisan and hands-on tradition of this subcommittee.

In addition to welcoming our returning members back to the subcommittee, I would like to highlight three new members on our side of the aisle who I think will make excellent contributions to our work this session: Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Gwen Graham of Florida, and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.

January 28, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) was officially named the Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee for the 114th Congress today.  The panel—on which he has served since entering Congress in 2007—oversees a broad range of programs including shipbuilding, airlift, deep strike bombers, seaborne unmanned systems, and national security aspects of our domestic maritime programs.

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