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Blumenthal Statement on Navy Contract for Electric Boat to Perform Maintenance on USS Hartford

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released a statement following the U.S. Navy’s award of a contract to Electric Boat to perform maintenance on the USS HARTFORD.

“I am extremely pleased that the Navy has awarded the USS HARTFORD maintenance availability to Electric Boat. This is the first such contract to EB since the USS MONTPELIER in 2015 and I am confident that EB will execute on time and on budget. This work is critical to building and maintaining our incredible workforce and highlights their ability to perform extremely complicated maintenance and construction work at Groton. The Navy has made the right choice – our Connecticut workforce stands ready to bring this boat named after our state capitol back to fleet as soon as possible. Awarded maintenance contracts to the private shipyards reduce the maintenance backlog of these national assets while keeping critical workers employed in crafting these critical assets.”