(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s Economic Impact Report for 2018.
“This economic impact report reaffirms what we already know about the Seacoast’s single largest employer: the Shipyard is immensely important to our regional workforce, economy and our nation’s security,” said Shaheen. “Securing – and protecting – resources for the ongoing projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will continue to be a top priority for me, particularly as the Trump administration continues to threaten funding that has already been signed into law. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, I’ll always fight on behalf of the Shipyard and the Granite Staters serving there each and every day.”