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Blumenthal Statement on $1.07 Billion for New Virginia Class Submarines

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement applauding the award of $1.07 billion for Electric Boat to build two additional Virginia Class Submarines.

“This step is a boon to both our national defense and our state’s economy. Today’s announcement is great news for our nation and the highly skilled Electric Boat workforce who build the world’s best submarines. These additional submarines are vital to military preparedness — especially in a world more dangerous than ever,” Blumenthal said.