International Propeller Club to honor Rep. Courtney for advocacy

(FAIRFAX, Va.) — The International Propeller Club of the United States has announced that Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, will be honored at the group’s Salute to Congress event on May 17.

Courtney has served in the House of Representatives since 2007 and currently represents the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut.

Beginning in 1985, the Propeller Club’s Salute to Congress award has honored lawmakers who have demonstrated a keen awareness of the importance of all segments of the maritime industry to the economic, homeland and national security of the United States.

Rep. Joe Courtney

“During his time in Congress, Chairman Courtney has been a forceful and outspoken advocate for all segments of the maritime industry,” said C. James Patti, international president of the International Propeller Club of the United States. “Throughout his career, he has played a key role in the enactment of numerous maritime legislative initiatives and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the programs and policies important to our industry, including the Jones Act, the Maritime Security Program, and the U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements, are funded, implemented and enforced. Congressman Courtney has been – and continues to be – a vigorous and persistent fighter on behalf of the maritime industry and has worked tirelessly on behalf of America’s maritime workforce, at sea and ashore.”

“In short,” according to Patti, “the maritime industry has no greater friend or stronger supporter in the Congress than Chairman Joe Courtney.”

For additional details about the 2022 Salute to Congress, and information regarding tickets and sponsorship opportunities for this event, go to the International Propeller Club website or contact Associate Executive Director Cheryl Rothbart at

The International Propeller Club of the United States, founded in 1927, is an international business network of maritime professionals dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade. Local chapters in the United States and abroad are organized into chapters, called “ports,” which meet regularly to hear from industry leaders, for service opportunities, and to network with industry colleagues.

– International Propeller Club of the United States

By Rich Miller