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Courtney Statement On A 355-Ship Navy

June 22, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, made the following statement about the established goal of reaching a 355-ship Navy:

"The goal of a 355-ship Navy is a consensus strategy going back to 2015 when  A Cooperative Strategy on 21st Century Seapower was jointly issued by the chiefs of the nation's sea services, and reinforced by the 2016 Force Structure Assessment and the February 2017 Accelerated Fleet Plan. Incorporating this goal in the 2017 NDAA is a logical next step and I fully support its enactment. I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner with Chairman Wittman and the rest of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee to make this important goal a reality."

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