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In the rush of events that have cascaded through Washington, D.C., over the last three months, one remarkable milestone deserves a second look. On Jan. 1, 2021 — just a few days before the insurrection at the Capitol, in the final hours of the 116th Congress of the United States — the U.S. Congress added one more plot twist to the record books of the Trump presidency when huge, bipartisan majorities in the U.S.
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) was again selected to lead the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces as Chairman in the 117th Congress. Courtney was named Chairman this afternoon at the Democratic organizing caucus for the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Courtney has been a member on the panel since he was a freshman in Congress in 2007, and completed his first term as its Chairman in the 116th Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement after Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Secretary-Designate General Lloyd Austin (U.S. Army, Ret.) will appear before the Armed Services Committee on Thursday to discuss his nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Defense under President Joseph R. Biden. On Friday, Chairman Smith introduced legislation to provide a statutory exception to allow Gen.