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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

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September 28, 2015 Op-Ed
Earlier this month, five Chinese naval warships entered U.S. territorial waters off the coast of Alaska. In acknowledging the transit of these vessels, the United States made clear we viewed this action as well within the rights of China — and any other nation — to conduct innocent passage through the legitimately established territorial seas and nonthreatening military activities within the exclusive economic zone of another country.
September 9, 2015 Press Release
LRS-B will occur in a time of intense budget pressure, not just within the Air Force alone but across the entirety of the Department of Defense. Yet, with the aircraft expected to be in service well into this century, it is important that we get this right. As such, is it important that this panel, and the nation, fully understand the challenges ahead and options available to ensure that we retain credible and robust long range strike capabilities well into the future.
August 6, 2015 Press Release

Norwich, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today released the following statement announcing his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:

July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement of a deal to inhibit Iran from developing nuclear weapons:

June 24, 2015 Press Release

GROTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney attended the unveiling of the NR-1 at the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton. The exhibit commemorates the deep submergence research vehicle NR-1, which was personally championed by Admiral Hyman Rickover, built by Electric Boat, entered service in 1969 and was stationed at Submarine Base New London. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert joined in the unveiling ceremony.

June 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Last night, after a bipartisan coalition of House members voted resoundingly in favor of maintaining the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund (NSBDF) to finance the construction of Ohio Replacement Program submarines, Seapower Subcommittee Ranking Member Joe Courtney (CT-2)  and Chairman Randy Forbes (VA-4) released the following statements:

June 9, 2015 Press Release

Norwich, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today issued the following statement on the Navy’s announcement of the establishment of a new Undersea Warfighting Development Center at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London. The new center has command authority over two detachments of the center, located in San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia.

June 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after participating in the Change of Command Ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London:

May 29, 2015 Press Release
Norwich, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney announced today that Electric Boat has been awarded a $46 million contract to conduct planning efforts for the upcoming overhaul of the USS Montpelier (SSN 765).
May 15, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement on his vote to pass the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was approved by a vote 269 to 151:
“The 2016 NDAA was the product of a thoughtful bipartisan process in the House Armed Services Committee—a rarity in Congress these days.