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September 14, 2018

Courtney: CBO Report Supports Use of Private Shipyards for Sub Repairs

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Manufacturing Sector

UNITED STATES NAVY / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Joe Courtney this week said that a report from the Congressional Budget Office supports his efforts to have the Navy turn more often to private shipyards to overhaul, repair and maintain its fleet of attack submarines.

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Pratt & Whitney Gets $437 Million Addition to Air Force Contract

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Manufacturing Sector

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon recently added $437 million to a multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney to develop the next generation of fighter jet engines.

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August 20, 2018

Workforce Development Woes Highlighted On Campaign Trail

by Christine Stuart | Aug 20, 2018 3:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Middlefield

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MIDDLEFIELD, CT — A small plastics company has struggled to make its case to the state that it should invest in an injection molding workforce training program, but Monday it had an audience that included a gubernatorial candidate and a U.S. Senator.

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August 3, 2018

Senate Sends $716 billion Defense Bill to Trump

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

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June 29, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs

House Sinks Courtney’s Bid for Three-Sub Buy in 2022

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:05am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security

NITED STATES NAVY / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The House this week overwhelmingly rejected an amendment proposed by Representative Joe Courtney that would have allocated an additional $1 billion within the Defense appropriations bill to the Navy to allow for the service to begin ordering three Virginia-class submarines a year starting in 2022.

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June 22, 2018

Senate Approves Military Spending Blueprint

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill for the next fiscal year that would continue to support Connecticut defense contractors including Electric Boat, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky.

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June 6, 2018

Malloy Vetoes Small Manufacturing Tax Credit Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Wednesday that would allow owners or shareholders of pass-through entities like S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies to use the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against their personal income tax liability.

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June 5, 2018

Spartan Aerospace Shows Off F-35 Simulator in Manchester

by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manchester | Manufacturing Sector

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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.

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May 24, 2018

$716 Billion Military Spending Blueprint Clears House

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:59pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.

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