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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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September 17, 2014 Press Release

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:

August 1, 2014 Press Release

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: 

June 20, 2014 Press Release

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:

June 16, 2014 Press Release
More Than 300 Connecticut Companies Join EB to Learn More About Supply Needs
 
New London, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Middletown Export Assistance Center and representatives from Electric Boat, hosted more than 300 local companies for an informational summit on becoming part of the submarine supply chain.
May 30, 2014 Press Release

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:

May 28, 2014 Press Release

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.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

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:

May 8, 2014 Press Release

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).

April 29, 2014 Press Release

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:

January 15, 2014 Press Release

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.

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