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December 10, 2020 Press Release
“There has been spectacular progress made in the effort to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, but we need to make sure our supply chain is ready to deploy a vaccine immediately. If we don’t have the support network to help distribute vaccines across the country, or to ramp up production of critical PPE and hospital supplies, then we’re not going to be ready,” said Rep. Courtney.
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December 8, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the House voted to seal the deal. The final negotiated version of the 2021 NDAA includes the Seapower Subcommittee’s year-long effort to buck the Trump Budget and fully restore construction of the second Virginia-class submarine.."
December 7, 2020 Press Release
The Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act is one of only a handful of COVID-19 relief bills to be made law since the CARES Act
“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for K-12 public education. The Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act will provide much needed stability for school districts which have unique student populations,” said Rep. Courtney.
December 4, 2020 Press Release
"The fact that we are on path to pass the NDAA for the 60th consecutive year exemplifies the bipartisan nature of the House Armed Services Committee. I’m proud of the way we came together once again to get the job done for both the security of our nation..."
December 2, 2020 Press Release
“The scope of a bipartisan conference committee’s work is clearly and strictly limited to the language of the bills that already passed out of the House and Senate,” said Congressman Courtney. The two bipartisan NDAA bills..."
December 1, 2020 Press Release

VERNON, CT—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) issued an update following last week’s announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Courtney has remained on the job while quarantining and recovering at home in eastern Connecticut, and is expected to return to Washington this week for votes and other official duties following clearance from his doctor.

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.

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