Thursday, 7 March 2013

US - House budget preserves 2 submarines in 2014

Legislation passed by the House preserves plans to build two Virginia-class 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.

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