Potential shipyard cuts a hot topic in N.H. politics
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The strong possibility that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard could lose $200 million in construction funding to already allocated projects is smack in the middle of New Hampshire’s political spotlight.
The latest leader to weigh in is Gov. Chris Sununu, who criticized Congress – and not the president – for not doing their job when it comes to securing funding.
The potential loss of funding stems from GOP President Donald Trump’s controversial declaration on Feb. 15 of a national emergency along the U.S. border with Mexico, which would allow him to divert military funding to extend the current border wall. The move is supported by many Republicans, but has been heavily criticized by Democrats.