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Funding for PNSY Secured in Defense Appropriations Bill


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Defense, announced that she secured key funding and language for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations package.  Senator Collins played a key role in negotiating the FY 2024 spending bills, which passed Congress with overwhelming support and were signed into law by the President. 


“The hardworking men and women at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard play an important role in maintaining our Navy fleet and enhancing our national security,” said Senator Collins.  “I have long advocated for the Navy to address the modernization needs at PNSY, and passage of this legislation is a critical step towards maintaining the readiness of the submarines in the Navy’s fleet.  As Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I worked hard to secure this funding, which will help ensure that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard can continue its vital work for many years to come.”


Bill Highlights:


  • Maintains a requirement that the Navy induct no fewer than 100 apprentices at PNSY and each of the other shipyards.


  • $110 million to conduct drydock repairs at PNSY and restoration and modernization projects at other public shipyards.


  • $1.6 billion to fund 100 percent of Navy ship depot maintenance, including those activities performed at PNSY.


  • $50 million to support infrastructure investments at PNSY through the Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.


  • $470 million for Virginia-class submarine spares and repair parts to assist in efficient submarine maintenance at PNSY and other Navy shipyards.