The Columbia-class program would be frozen without the resolution’s ‘anomaly.’
U.S. House approves massive defense bill with billions for CT-made weapons systems
The massive bill would also strip Confederate names from military bases and end transfers of military equipment to local police.
Navy, Electric Boat reach $10.3 billion deal to begin building Columbia-class subs
‘It’s a very big milestone for the program,’ said Rep. Joe Courtney.
Navy awards $22.2 billion sub contract to Electric Boat
The contract, in negotiation for over a year, calls for the building of nine Virginia-class submarines, with a possible tenth if Congress provides the money.
Congress adds to Pentagon’s request for key CT-made defense programs
Increases in submarine production and F-35s win preliminary approval, but a Senate panel cuts the number of Sikorsky Black Hawks.
CT would benefit from increased sub production, but hurdles remain in Congress
Size of Pentagon budget and advanced funding for third Virginia-class sub questioned by lawmakers.
CT lawmakers weigh revival of earmarks
WASHINGTON — Reviled as corrupting and anti-democratic, congressional earmarks may have a revival because of recent comments from President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers’ growing frustration with the budget process. Their return is fine with Connecticut lawmakers who have used the process to steer tens of millions of dollars to special projects in the state.
Budget impasse hurts CT defense industry, young immigrants, others
WASHINGTON — Whether, and how, Congress comes to an agreement on a massive spending bill to fund the federal government will impact Connecticut in several ways. The health of the state’s defense industry, as well as that of thousands of Connecticut children, and the fate of immigrant youth and the Affordable Care Act are at stake.
Blumenthal, Murphy, ask for more money for submarine construction
WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Thursday asked Senate appropriators for $150 million in additional advance procurement money for the new Columbia-class submarine that will be largely built by Electric Boat. The money would help suppliers, many of them in Connecticut, get ready for the massive new nuclear sub program.
Navy boosts projections for Virginia-class submarines
WASHINGTON — The Navy on Friday sharply increased its projections for how many Virginia-class attack submarines it needs from 48 to 66 – opening the door to boosting production to three subs a year. “It’s the first time the Navy has taken a new look at submarines since 2004, and it’s long overdue,” said Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.
U.S. House approves stopgap bill that helps CT defense industry
WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday helped pass a stopgap spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown – and ease the way for the confirmation of retired Gen. James N. Mattis as the next secretary of defense – but there’s trouble in the Senate.