Lawmakers form caucus to back Maine shipyard, 3 more


Lawmakers form caucus to back Maine shipyard, 3 more

The Maine congresswoman is a member of a new caucus that will focus on the nation’s public shipyards. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said Friday the caucus was created to provide support for the nation’s four state-owned shipyards, including Portsmouth Shipyard in Maine. The others are Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington, and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii. Shipyards repair and upgrade aircraft carriers and submarines.

The Maine congresswoman is a member of a new caucus that will focus on the nation’s public shipyards.

Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said Friday the caucus was created to provide support for the nation’s four state-owned shipyards, including Portsmouth Shipyard in Maine.

The others are Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington, and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii.

Shipyards repair and upgrade aircraft carriers and submarines.

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