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September 23, 2019 Press Release
“We have arrived at a critical juncture in time for the rule of law in the United States, and for this Administration’s faithfulness to our Constitution,” said Congressman Courtney.
September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, was today appointed to the conference committee for the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes expenditures for the Department of Defense for the upcoming fiscal year 2020. The bill contains billions of dollars of investments and key defense priorities for eastern Connecticut and the state. 

September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Jeff has been a tireless advocate for the workforce at EB since he became president in 2013. I hold him in the highest regard based on his breadth of knowledge and experience as a shipbuilder, and his accessible, ethical approach to leadership. I wish Jeff and his wife all the best."
September 13, 2019 Press Release
“Once again, Groton has demonstrated that it is truly the ‘Submarine Capitol of the World,’” said Congressman Courtney.
September 5, 2019 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to transfer $3.6 billion from military construction funds to pay for President Trump’s border wall:

July 12, 2019 Press Release
“The National Defense Authorization bill is critically important to our national defense, our servicemembers and military families around the globe, and right here in eastern Connecticut,” said Congressman Courtney. “
July 3, 2019 Press Release
Among the provisions highlighted this evening by Congressman Courtney were the FY2020 NDAA’s shipbuilding budget which provides for the construction of eleven battle force ships, including three Virginia-class submarines—
June 25, 2019 Press Release
"We appreciate that the Congress is unlikely to complete its work on the FY20 NDAA before the implementation of changes to DOD Instruction 1341.13 take effect on July 12, 2019. We would also note DOD’s deference in FY16 to legislation on this issue which had not passed both houses of Congress, nor into law,” the letter states.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
“As China and Russia continue to push the boundaries of their maritime claims, it is of utmost importance that the U.S. Senate take up and ratify the UNCLOS treaty,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
“We passed the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill back during my first term as a representative, and the intent was to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans by providing them and their loved ones with educational opportunities,” said Congressman Courtney.

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