Scott, Wittman, McEachin, Luria Praise Navy Signing Two-Carrier Buy Contract

January 31, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rob Wittman (VA-01), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Elaine Luria (VA-02) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer signed a contract to buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers, which will be constructed in Newport News, Virginia:

“Today’s announcement that the Secretary of the Navy has signed the contract for a two-carrier buy is great news for the dedicated shipbuilders in Hampton Roads and the small business community across Virginia and the nation that support the construction of our carrier fleet. Carriers are deployed across the globe and are critical to our defense and national security. The dual buy finalized by the Navy today will save taxpayers’ money and bring stability and certainty to our shipbuilding industrial base. This will secure thousands of jobs for Virginians in the coming years.”

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