Kaine: Increasing shipbuilding workforce will require immigration reform

By Nick Wilson / June 21, 2024 at 1:14 PM
Expanding the defense industrial base workforce to produce the Virginia-class submarines needed to satisfy the AUKUS security pact will require immigration reform, according to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). Kaine, who serves as the Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee chair, said workforce challenges are the greatest obstacle facing the first pillar of AUKUS, which calls for the sale of at least three Virginia submarines to Australia beginning in the early 2030s. “Part of meeting this workforce need is going to have...

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