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October 2, 2020 Press Release
“I rise today to salute the extraordinary efforts of the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Dwight D Eisenhower carrier strike group,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s passage of the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act keeps the government open, and it ensures that construction of the Columbia-class submarine program will move ahead on schedule,” said Congressman Courtney.
“To join U.S. Navy leadership and watch as 2,500 pounds of molten alloy was poured to create the first propulsor mold for the Columbia program was a powerful reminder of just how far we’ve come since 2008, and of the exciting new opportunities ahead,” said Chairman Courtney.
August 21, 2020 Press Release
“I’m grateful to Secretary Braithwaite for accepting my invitation to visit Groton for a chance to see the impressive work underway at the shipyard, including the brand new facility that will house Columbia submarine construction later this year,” said Chairman Courtney, following the tour.
“Groton is home to some of the most talented shipbuilders in the world, and today’s announcement by the Navy is another endorsement of the value that they and other private shipyards contribute to the readiness of our submarine force,” said Congressman Courtney.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
“We’ve been working towards passage of this year’s NDAA ever since the Administration’s flawed budget request came over in February—"
“Restoration of full funding for a second Virginia-class submarine topped the Navy’s list of unfunded priorities in 2021,” said Congressman Courtney,
“I’m proud that this bill provides decisive and unqualified support for my effort to restore a second Virginia-class submarine in 2021,” Courtney added.
With the help and input of all, I believe we have created a bipartisan mark that in fact addresses many, if not all, of these flaws in the budget that was foisted on us.
June 22, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s announcement means ‘Game on’ for this exciting and transformational project that will shape our region’s economy for the next two decades—and I know that our talented shipbuilders of Electric Boat are up to the challenge,” Chairman Courtney said.