Lawmakers Press For Submarine Funding




 
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Lawmakers Press For Submarine Funding
 
February 29th, 2008  
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Topic: Lawmakers Press For Submarine Funding


Lawmakers Press For Submarine Funding
Boston Globe
February 29, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Connecticut and Rhode Island lawmakers say they will push hard on Capitol Hill to safeguard federal funding for doubling Virginia-class submarine production to two ships a year. They spoke at a breakfast gathering yesterday of submarine industry officials who want to make sure the money for a second submarine stays in future defense spending bills. Congress is beginning work on its new budget bills. A key mission for Connecticut and Rhode Island lawmakers has been to persuade the Navy to accelerate plans to double production of the 377-foot long attack sub as soon as possible. Such a move could help safeguard jobs at Electric Boat, which has facilities in both states.
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