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    Wednesday
    Dec082010

    1995

    Dodd in Northern Ireland with President Clinton.1995: Dodd is named general chairman of the Democratic National Committee by President Clinton. He holds that position for two years.

    Dodd participates in a Congressional delegation traveling to Northern Ireland with President Clinton, who was the first American president to visit Northern Ireland.

     

    Dodd leads the Connecticut Congressional delegation in fighting to keep the Groton Submarine base open. With Dodd’s leadership, the Groton Submarine base remains open.

    Dodd sponsors a bill to issue 800,000 one-dollar silver coins to commemorate the Special Olympics World Games, which are held in New Haven in July. The proceeds from the coins go directly to support the event.

    In order to ensure Electric Boat’s viability and the jobs of more than 10,000 Connecticut employees, Dodd helps formulate the Navy strategy to keep the New Attack Submarine program moving forward, ending the delay of the project.

    Senator Dodd speaks with Pentagon officials to ensure that the $1.5 billion five-year contract for Sikorsky’s Blackhawk helicopters remains intact. When a late attack on the program endangers the Comanche program, Dodd successfully works to save the program, preserving 4,000 jobs and laying the foundation for continued production of this vital Army equipment.

    Senator Dodd is instrumental in preserving 900 high-technology jobs at Norden Systems in Norwalk, working with Westinghouse executives and the Governor to ensure that Norden remains open.

    Dodd is instrumental in having Freddie Mac establish a Foreclosure Prevention Program, a pilot program in Connecticut aimed at helping homeowners hurt by an alarming rise in home foreclosures.