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Courtney: Once Again, Pratt & Whitney Called On To Supply Major Program

March 7, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney, Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James publicly announced that Pratt & Whitney is supplying the propulsion system for the new B-21 Long Range Bomber. The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee oversees the B-21 program.

“The long range strike bomber is a critical program for our nation, and I can think of no better supplier for its engines than the hard working men and women of Pratty & Whitney”, said Ranking Member Courtney. “Once again, Connecticut has been called on to play a key role in a high priority national security effort – and I know that Pratt, its workers, and the state-wide network of suppliers that supports them are equal to the task. This is a good day for our state, and I proud to be working on the subcommittee to ensure the success of the B-21 program.”