Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced today that she succeeded in securing more than $11.9 million in funding for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Shea-Porter worked with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) to secure this funding in the Military Construction & VA Appropriations bill. This funding will be used to add to and reconstruct the Shipyard’s Structural Shops, which will help the Shipyard remain competitive and efficient.
“The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is critical to both our local economy and our national defense,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “Thousands of Granite Staters work at the Shipyard, and they deserve a modernized work environment. This funding will ensure that the Shipyard receives proper renovations and construction, which will allow it to remain competitive and efficient.”
The funding Shea-Porter secured will modernize Structural Shop operations, improve equipment layout, and streamline process flow. Without this modernization, Structural Shop performance cannot be improved, which could cause delays and impact fleet readiness. Shea-Porter and Pingree requested the funding earlier this year.