Courtney rallies 120 bipartisan lawmakers to push appropriators to restore submarine cut

By Tony Bertuca / May 1, 2024 at 10:22 AM
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released a letter to defense appropriators with 120 signatures from lawmakers seeking the restoration of funding for a Virginia-class submarine in fiscal year 2025. Courtney, nicknamed “Two Sub Joe,” has for weeks been critical of the Navy’s decision to seek funding for only one Virginia-class submarine in FY-25 due to what the service says are contractor shortfalls in shipbuilding . Submarine manufacturer General Dynamics’ Electric Boat...

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