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November 25, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney, Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today welcomed the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) request to Congress to fully fund a second Virginia Class submarine in the 2021 defense appropriations bill. 

November 24, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the Air Force’s strategic basing decision for new C-130J aircraft for the Air National Guard.

November 22, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued the following statement this evening shortly after testing positive for COVID-19:

November 18, 2020 Press Release
“In a year of absolute uncertainty, the Trump Administration’s original proposal to have America construct the fewest number of combatant vessels in over a decade, and to eliminate construction of an entire Virginia-class submarine in the process, remains one of the most puzzling aspects,” said Chairman Courtney.
November 18, 2020 Press Release
“There has been a groundswell of input from small marinas, local and state officials, large stakeholders like Submarine Naval Base New London, Electric Boat, and many others, all strongly in favor of the sound selection of the ELDS,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 17, 2020 Press Release
“UCONN’s Connecticut Sea Grant program has worked to support our local fishermen and shellfish farmers for years,” said Congressman Courtney.
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November 16, 2020 Press Release
“This is a real victory for so many of our Vietnam veterans and their families who have fought tooth and nail for years to simply be granted the benefits they rightfully earned and deserve,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 13, 2020 Press Release
“I am praying for all of those injured and involved in the explosion that occurred at the West Haven VA Medical Center this morning," said Congressman Courtney.
November 12, 2020 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to lots of military families with school-aged children, and their schools were at risk of losing this federal support at the worst possible time due to COVID-19,” said Congressman Courtney.
November 10, 2020 Press Release
“Over the last ten years, sworn testimony before the Congress from combatant commanders, outside defense experts and Navy leadership has been unanimous—the Navy needs more submarines,” Chairman Courtney said.

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