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Pingree Successfully Restores Funding for Arleigh Burke Ship Built at BIW

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), member of the House Appropriations Committee, today welcomed the restoration of funding for a second DDG-51 Flight III destroyer that had been removed from the President’s Budget Request, highlighting the need for this funding to produce reliable ships for the Navy and to U.S. protect national security. “Anyone who has been to Bath Iron Works knows that BIW w...

Maine Delegation Announces $55 Million Contract Modification for Bath Iron Works

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Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced today that Bath Iron Works has been awarded an additional $55,118,975 from the U.S. Navy under a previously awarded contract to perform lead yard services on the DDG-51 class Guided Missile Destroyer program. “At a time when many American adversaries are increa...

US Reps. Pingree, Golden, and Chairman Courtney Highlight BIW’s Importance to Navy’s Mission

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Maine’s U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) today hosted House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman Joe Courtney (CT-02) at Bath Iron Works, where the three lawmakers highlighted the facility’s value to the Navy’s mission. Photos of the lawmakers’ visit are available online here. The visit follows the release of the Presidential Budg...

Maine Delegation Opposes President’s Budget Request to Cut Navy Destroyer

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) expressed their opposition to the inclusion of only one DDG-51 Flight III destroyer in President Joe Biden’s budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and committed to advocating for increased procurement of the destroyers. At least two DDG-51s were previously project...

Maine Delegation Urges Administration to Reverse Reported Proposal to Cut Construction of a Navy Destroyer

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern about recent media reports that the Department of Defense (DoD) is only expected to request a single DDG-51 Flight III destroyer in the administration’s budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This would be a reduction from th...

Maine, Mississippi Delegations Lead Bipartisan Call for Robust Shipbuilding Budget, Larger Navy Fleet

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Members of Maine’s and Mississippi’s congressional delegations today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks urging them to provide unequivocal support to the long-standing and congressionally mandated requirement for a larger Navy fleet. More ships—and a strong shipbuilding industrial base—are vital to the United States’ national security ...

Pingree Votes For BIW Funding, Paid Parental Leave, Climate Readiness Provisions in FY2020 NDAA Compromise

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The final NDAA conference report included provisions to authorize shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works (BIW), repeal the so-called “widow’s tax” on military death benefits, and promote climate change resiliency at the nation’s military installations. Text of the final FY2020 NDAA can ...

Pingree Announces FY2020 Appropriations Bill Secures Shipbuilding Work at BIW

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) announced that the FY2020 defense spending bill approved by the full House Appropriations Committee includes funding for three DDG-51 destroyers—one and possibly two of which will be built at Bath Iron Works (BIW). The bill also funds other construction projects at the midcoast yard. The FY2020 defense spending now moves to the House fl...

Navy Secretary Spencer Joins Maine Delegation at Bath Iron Works

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Bath, ME – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer joined U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden to participate in the keel laying ceremony for the USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120) at Bath Iron Works (BIW). “From the patriots who defend our freedom to the leaders who guide our nation, our ships bear the names of those who have ...

Sens. Collins, King and Rep. Pingree Announce Contract Award to Build Additional Destroyer at Bath Iron Works

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced today that the Navy is exercising its option under the fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022 multiyear procurement contract awarded in September to build an additional DDG-51 destroyer at Bath Iron Works (BIW) for $910,723,811. This FY 2019 option ship is in addition to four ships the Navy awarded the shipyard under the multiyear contract. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called Senators Collins and King and Representative Pingree to inform them of the award.

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