Joe Courtney

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U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, is warning that a bill being considered in Congress would make it more difficult for Americans to afford college. The Republican-backed PROSPER Act would end federally subsidized student loans. It was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week.

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved a defense spending bill that could increase the production of Virginia-class submarines by Connecticut-based Electric Boat. But funding for the extra submarines remains uncertain.

Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, voted against the bill. Speaking before the vote on Thursday evening, Courtney said Republicans designed the bill in a way that gives Secretary of Defense James Mattis too much discretion on how the money will be spent.

Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off Connecticut Coast

Feb 15, 2017
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A Russian spy ship has been spotted near the U.S. Navy submarine base in Groton, Connecticut.

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Members of Connecticut's all-Democratic Congressional delegation are urging federal railroad officials to meet with residents of Old Lyme before moving forward with plans to route a new rail line through the city.

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On Tuesday the Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Connecticut, celebrated its 100th birthday. Known as the “Home of the Submarine Force,” the base opened on June 21, 1916. It sits on the banks of the Thames River and is now home to 18 fast attack submarines and nearly 10,000 naval personnel.

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