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Courtney wins on sub fund in huge defense bill

The Ohio-class fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska.

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney beat back a challenge to a special fund that would pay for a new class of nuclear submarines as the House finished work on a massive defense spending bill with billions of dollars for Connecticut defense contractors. Continue Reading →

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Courtney faces fight over special fund for nuclear subs

A Virginia-class attack submarine

WASHINGTON – The National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund, an innovative way to pay for an expensive new class of nuclear subs likely to be built in Connecticut, was established a year ago without much fanfare, but now faces a looming political fight. Its critics call it budgetary gimmickry the nation cannot afford. Continue Reading →

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