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November 5, 2020 Press Release
“Today's announcement makes the hard work, planning and advocacy for this generational program real,” said Chairman Courtney.
October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, welcomed the support of Governor Ned Lamont in the effort to protect the Air National Guard’s C-130 aircraft fleet.

October 6, 2020 Press Release
“If Secretary Esper is serious about boosting production, he could direct his department to support the House-passed authorization and funding levels for a second Virginia-class submarine in 2021 that reverses the Administration’s anemic shipbuilding budget in the House-Senate conference process happening right now,” Courtney added.
October 6, 2020 Press Release
“Restoring construction of the second Virginia-class submarine in FY2021 isn’t just important to our shipbuilders and manufacturers here in eastern Connecticut, it’s also the Navy’s number-one unfunded priority at a time when our undersea fleet is more heavily relied upon than ever,” said Congressman Courtney.
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.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
“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.
August 17, 2020 Press Release
“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 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7617, a legislative package that includes the defense appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2021. That measure includes funding Courtney has worked on a bipartisan basis to include that would restore a second, fully-funded Virginia-class submarine in FY 2021—the same funding level authorized in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the House passed last week.

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