The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine will receive $162 million for upgrades in the 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.
Source: Defense bill with $162M for Maine shipyard upgrades sent to Trump for signature
Author: Hadley Barndollar
Publication: Portsmouth Herald
Here is what you need to know:
Funding Ensures Shipyard Can Dry Dock Los Angeles and Virginia Class Submarines: After receiving a poor rating from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the funding will allow the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to dry dock Los Angeles and Virginia class submarines. What’s more, the improvements allow the Shipyard to handle life extension services for Los Angeles class submarines.
Quotes of Note:
“I have long advocated for the Navy to address the modernization needs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and I am pleased that the Senate approved funding for these much-needed improvements. PNSY is critical to southern Maine’s economy and our national security.”
– U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
“President Trump looks forward to signing this legislation.”
– White House statement
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