KITTERY, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Thursday the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, including more than $162 million for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, is headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
The three projects approved for the shipyard include $110 million for the Dry Dock 1 superflood basin improvement, $40 million to extend Dry Dock 1′s portal crane rail and $12 million for the Defense Logistics Agency’s consolidated warehouse condition.
According to a statement from the White House, “President Trump looks forward to signing this legislation.”
Collins, a Maine Republican, is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 92-5.
“I have long advocated for the Navy to address the modernization needs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and I am pleased that the Senate approved funding for these much-needed improvements,” Collins said in a statement. “PNSY is critical to southern Maine’s economy and our national security.”