Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate today to support the journalism you rely on!

Maine, N.H. lawmakers form caucus to support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, 3 other shipyards

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as seen from Kittery, Maine
Dan Tuohy
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as seen from Kittery, Maine

Members of Maine and New Hampshire's congressional delegation are part of a new caucus to support America's public shipyards.

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, helped launch the bipartisan Public Shipyard Caucus on Friday.

The congressional delegations have a history of joining forces to advocate for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which is the nation's oldest continuously operating Navy yard.

The caucus is focused on the country's four public shipyards: Portsmouth, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington, and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermedia Facility in Hawaii.

NHPR's Dan Tuohy contributed to this report.

Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.