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Courtney Statement on the Nomination of Carlos Del Toro to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Navy

June 11, 2021
Press Release

NORWICH, CT—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, made the following statement today after President Joe Biden announced that Carlos Del Toro, a U.S. Navy veteran, will be nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Navy:

"I welcome President Biden's nomination of Carlos Del Toro as the next Secretary of the Navy,” said Congressman Courtney. “As we dig into the Navy's budget request and consider our options for building the fleet and capabilities we need, it is critical to have a permanent civilian leader to work with Congress. If confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to working with him to ensure that our Navy and Marine Corps has the support, investment, and clear plans needed to meet the challenges ahead of us."