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March 4, 2020 Press Release
“I am grateful that the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to approve our legislation supporting Minor League Baseball,” said Congressman Courtney.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
“Last week’s announcement by the CDC that COVID-19 had been declared a heightened threat to public health was a call to beef up our public sector counter measures,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 29, 2020 Press Release
“American soldiers have fought for nearly nineteen years to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation, and to create a stable region, supported by NATO and regional allies, to ensure Afghanistan will not revert to the failed state that became a haven for terrorism,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 28, 2020 Press Release
“In this year’s submission, you’ve got two salvage ships. We need them, they’re important, but let’s face it: the [operational plans] for our near-peer competitors, China and Russia, the attack submarines are really the tip of the spear in terms of what we need out there."
February 26, 2020 Press Release
“The Last Green Valley is an incredible asset to eastern Connecticut and to all of our region,” said Congressman Courtney.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
“Mr. Secretary, I have been on the Seapower Committee for fourteen years. You have to go back to height of the surge […] to see such an anemic shipbuilding request from the Administration"
February 25, 2020 Press Release
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that Coronavirus is now a heightened threat,” said Rep. Courtney.
February 24, 2020 Press Release
“The Congressional Research Service analysis released today downgrading the Administration’s shipbuilding budget further demonstrates the chaotic handling of this critical national security issue by the Office of Management and Budget,” said Chairman Courtney.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, issued the following statement after the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its official evaluation of the Navy’s shipbuilding budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

February 20, 2020 Press Release
“It should be no surprise that restoring the second 2021 Virginia-class submarine ranks as the highest unfunded need for the Navy,” said Chairman Courtney.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
“Today, the Trump Administration conducted a hit-and-run strike on the 2020 defense budget, which the President just signed into law on December 20, and boasted about in his State of the Union address last week,” said Chairman Courtney.