Jennifer Kelly has a powerful story to tell about the dangers of the growing opioid epidemic. She recently traveled to Washington to tell her family’s story and to plead for emergency action to address rising drug abuse nationwide.
News that Electric Boat has been selected by the Navy as the prime contractor for the Ohio-class replacement program is not only great news for our region, but for the entire state.
Congressman Courtney joined veterans and colleagues in front of the U.S. Capitol building to show support for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. He has requested that the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs take action on the legislation to provide Navy sailors with care for ‘Agent Orange’ exposure.
Congressman Courtney is pushing the FDA to take action against products that are misbranded as containing maple sugar in order to protect consumers and farmers in Connecticut.
“The F-35 joint strike fighter program received a major boost today when ten brand new jets were deployed to the U.S. Marines operating in Japan,” said the members. “The vertical take-off jets delivered today combine a unique set of technologies including stealth, highly specialized radar, and electronic warfare systems that are unrivaled by any other aircraft in the world. It has taken years of hard work by the aerospace industry and our military leaders to get this program on track and on a path of declining costs. The simple fact of the matter is that there is no other aircraft in production today that can compare with the F-35’s advanced avionics, networked capabilities and integrated stealth.”
“Today’s action by OSHA sends a clear signal to the 15 million people working in the health care sector that the federal government is focused on providing a safe and secure workplace for them,” said Courtney. “We have known for some time that our health care workers face unique challenges and risks to their personal safety, and I urge the incoming administration to continue to press for stronger protections and safety standards for this sector.”
“The sustained growth in hiring at Electric Boat is continuing to significantly boost the economy of our region and the entire state. As this morning’s presentation clearly showed, the pace of construction of Virginia-class submarines and the increasing work associated with the next critical phase in the Columbia-class program will continue the yard's strong hiring trend. This is not just good news for EB and southeastern Connecticut because work at the shipyard is supported by a state-wide network of nearly 500 small parts suppliers and precision manufacturing firms that are growing along with the company. Even more exciting, the Navy’s new force structure plan that calls for more submarines provides additional opportunity for growth in the years ahead."