Thursday, 7 March 2013
US - House budget preserves 2 submarines in 2014
Electric Boat manufactures the subs at Quonset Point in Rhode Island and in Groton, Conn.
The office of U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (LAN'-juh-vin), of Rhode Island, says legislation passed Wednesday would pay for two subs to be built next year.
Langevin and Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut had pushed for the funding amid a debate in Washington over what programs would be affected by automatic spending cuts.
The bill now goes to the Senate.