WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was able to successfully authorize more than $26 million in critical funding for New Hampshire in the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647), which funds the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DoE).
“This defense bill authorizes the funding we need to maintain our military readiness while honoring the commitments that have been made to our service members and their families,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “These New Hampshire projects are critical to our national security and local economy. I am pleased that they were included in the Committee’s final bill.”
Congresswoman Shea-Porter was able to successfully authorize funding for the following projects in the 2010 Defense Authorization bill:
$7.09 million for Gate 2 security improvements at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
$2 million to help consolidate Structural Shop operations located throughout Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
$2.25 million for the NH National Guard to acquire a Joint Command Vehicle with an Interoperable Communications Suite
$600,000 for advanced technologies to maintain and monitor major industrial equipment at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
$4 million for a New Hampshire company to develop more robust structural materials for Army helicopters
$3.2 million to continue procurement of Infrared Goggle Upgrade System (IRGUS) units for the U.S military (manufactured by a New Hampshire company)
$2.6 million to increase funding to purchase cold weather clothing used by Marines deployed in Afghanistan (manufactured by a New Hampshire company)
$5 million to continue acquiring Multi-Climate Protection System (MCPS), clothing that provides enhanced performance and thermal and flame protection for Navy aircrews (manufactured by a New Hampshire company)
A detailed summary of H.R. 2647, as reported by the House Armed Services Committee, is available at http://armedservices.house.gov/.