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Blumenthal Statement on the AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to Australia’s decision to purchase U.S. nuclear powered submarines to modernize their fleet.

“I am enormously proud to see apparently reliable reports that Australia will purchase U.S. submarines - once again proving the world-class talent of our workforce in Groton constructing these vessels.  They are truly without peers. The Navy now must work harder to expand and extend our submarine industrial base, especially this unique workforce sector, as we continue to build two VA-class boats a year in addition to any potential future work associated with the Australian purchase,” Blumenthal said.