President Trump may tap money intended for a new pier at the Groton sub base and other military construction to fund his border wall.
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CT lawmakers join Democratic opposition to Trump wall national emergency
WASHINGTON – The president’s plan is being called an “illegal power grab” by the state’s delegation in Washington.
Jackson, White House doctor and Groton sub base grad, withdraws as VA nominee
WASHINGTON – Embattled Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, White House physician and a graduate of the Navy’s Underseas Medical Officer Program in Groton, on Thursday withdrew as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Senate heads toward political fight over new base closing round
WASHINGTON — The Senate is readying for a showdown over whether the nation needs another round of base closings – a move that could once again put Naval Submarine Base New London on the defensive.
CT lawmakers hail likely return of reviled earmarks
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Republicans were stopped from bringing back a practice that once funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Connecticut – but the once reviled earmark, or special project, looks like it’s going to make a comeback anyway.
Pentagon chiefs ask Congress for another round of base closings
WASHINGTON – Citing a need to reduce waste and improve efficiency, Pentagon officials said Thursday they want to a round of military base closings like one that threatened Naval Submarine Base New London in 2005.
Courtney wins on sub fund in huge defense bill
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.
Defense bill has billions for new sub class, other CT-made weapons
WASHINGTON – The defense authorization bill making its way through Congress containins billions for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by companies in the state. It includes a special $3.5 billion fund for a new class of submarines that could be built by Electric Boat in Groton.
Courtney’s first campaign ads stress work for Electric Boat, sub base
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, began airing the first campaign ad in his race for re-election Monday, stressing his work to protect Navy contracts for a major employer in his district, Electric Boat.
Courtney hoping nickname ‘Landslide Joe’ not a joke anymore
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, came into office on the slimmest of victories, a surplus of just 83 votes that earned him the jocular nickname “Landslide Joe” among his colleagues. This time, as he seeks re-election for a fifth term in Congress, Courtney hopes the nickname is no joke.
House approves military construction bill, but no money for Groton sub base
The U.S. House approved a $71 billion military construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill Wednesday that has money for Connecticut’s Air National Guard but would fund no new projects at Naval Submarine Base New London.
CT defense contractors largely spared from Pentagon cuts
Washington – Sikorsky’s plans to build new helicopters for the Air Force were kept alive as President Obama’s unveiled his new budget Tuesday. Pratt & Whitney was nicked and Electric Boat remains unscathed.