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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Defense & National Security

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January 15, 2015 Press Release
Groton, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after Electric Boat President Jeff Geiger presented a strong and positive outlook for the yard at its annual legislative breakfast, including plans that EB expects to hire approximately 600 workers at their Groton shipyard in 2015.
 
“EB’s strong hiring outlook will provide a powerful boost to our eastern Connecticut economy, and I am proud to play a direct role on the House Seapower Subcommittee in ensuring continued support for the submarine construction, design and support programs th
December 19, 2014 Press Release
Washington--Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following statement after President Obama signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act tonight:
 
"The enactment of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act--which President Obama signed tonight--locks in two-a-year production of Virginia Class submarines, invests in research and design for the Ohio Replacement Program, and funds hangar construction at Bradley Air National Guard Base.
December 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Joe Courtney released the following statement after voting in favor of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, negotiated between the House and Senate after passage of the House version of the NDAA in May, will now go to the Senate floor for approval.

December 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued the following statement after reports of alleged criminal activity aboard the USS Wyoming, an Ohio Class submarine homeported at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The Navy is currently investigating allegations that a male sailor videotaped women officers  in a shower area of the ship.

September 25, 2014 Press Release
Dear Speaker Boehner:Dear Speaker Boehner:
Norwich, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) sent the following letter to House Speaker John Boehner requesting that he bring Congress back into session to debate a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force to govern U.S. military action against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.
 
The full text of the letter follows:
 
The Honorable John A.
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:

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