February 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers

Senator Hassan Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers


Senator Hassan meets workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

PORTSMOUTH - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where she received a briefing from Shipyard leadership and reaffirmed her commitment to supporting Shipyard workers.

"The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is integral to our national security and our state's economic vitality, and I am grateful for the work of the Shipyard workers to ensure that our Navy can safely and successfully execute its mission around the world," Senator Hassan said. "I appreciated the opportunity to hear more about work underway at the Shipyard, and I reaffirmed to the Shipyard's leadership that I will work across party lines to champion their priorities and ensure that Congress supports the Shipyard's workforce and infrastructure."

As part of her efforts to support employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Senator Hassan joined Senator Shaheen and other colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, calling on him to exempt shipyard employees from President Trump's federal hiring freeze. In response, the Department of Defense announced that all Navy public shipyards, including the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, are exempt from the federal hiring freeze. As a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Senator Hassan is committed to supporting hard-working Americans dedicated to enhancing public safety and strengthening national security.

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