$25 Billion Investment Proposed for U.S. Navy Shipyard Infrastructure

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, supported by two Republican members from the House of Representatives, is proposing legislation to invest $25 billion to improve the U.S. Navy’s shipyard infrastructure. They said the proposed legislation would address the critical problems in the shipyard infrastructure by repairing, modernizing, and making critical capital equipment improvements at both the Navy’s public yards and the private shipyards and suppliers serving the Navy.

“The importance of our naval assets to our national security and global stability has never been greater, which is why it is so critical that our defense industrial base has the capacity to build and maintain a larger fleet,” said Senator Susan Collins, one of the five co-sponsors of the act. “If we are serious about the United States competing against and deterring China, we have to consider our vital defense infrastructure. Our bipartisan legislation would support infrastructure improvements at shipyards across the country to help reduce maintenance backlogs, increase safety and efficiency, and accommodate growth to counter China’s growing naval ambitions”…

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