Shaheen defends PNSY funding to Navy after border wall threat
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While the Trump administration has yet to determine which military construction projects may lose funding as a result of the emergency declaration, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen petitioned the secretary of the Navy Wednesday on behalf of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
The shipyard has several projects in the balance, including dry dock modernization, that could be impacted by the reallocation of funds to build a southern border wall. According to Shaheen’s office, in an extensive conversation Wednesday morning, the senator adamantly defended the funding for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Secretary Richard Spencer.
Shaheen, D-N.H., has advocated strongly to maintain allotted funding for both the shipyard and New Hampshire National Guard, which have planned projects that draw from resources that have already been approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The Department of Defense’s military construction budget was designated as one of three places Trump would be able to pull money from to build the border wall.