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Sen. Angus King Announces HubZone Improvments
Senate Passes Defense Bill with King-Backed HUBZone Improvements & Additional Shipbuilding Authorizations
A press release from Senator Angus King announces improvements to the SBA’s HUBZone program, which will enable SaviLinx to extend more job opportunities at its Brunswick, Maine location:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the support of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), the U.S. Senate today passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill includes provisions authored by Senator King that increase authorizations for the construction of DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers, which are built at Bath Iron Works, and that improve the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program, which helps revitalize former military bases like the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.
“The NDAA is a vital bill that sets policy for the Defense purchase clomid pct Department and bolsters our national security,” Senator King said. “And I’m pleased to say that this legislation continues to recognize the important role that Maine plays in supporting our national defense.”
The legislation, which passed today by a vote of 70-27, authorizes almost $4 billion for Navy destroyer programs, including $433 million for the construction of DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, and $3.1 billion for the procurement of two DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, one of which will be built at Bath. Importantly, the bill also includes $400 million in incremental funding secured by Senator King for an additional DDG-51 that the Navy could procure in the next three years, potentially at Bath Iron Works.