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Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud $5 Billion Contract for Electric Boat Columbia Class Submarine Program

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following statement applauding a $5 billion contract for the completion of the design of the Columbia Class ballistic missile submarines at Electric Boat. This contract will also provide initial prototyping and manufacturing funding related to ship production.

This $5 billion contract is great news for Connecticut and our undersea superiority -- keeping workers on the job at Electric Boat producing the best submarines in the world. This contract proves that for years to come, EB will continue to expand high-paying jobs, making an important investment in our state’s future and our national security. This new class of ballistic missile submarines is the Navy's top priority program, and we will continue fighting to ensure robust funding for it,” the Senators said.