Senate advances provision mandating domestic production of ship parts

By Nick Wilson / July 21, 2023 at 1:02 PM
The Senate approved an amendment to its defense policy bill aiming to boost “Buy America” requirements for Navy shipbuilding by mandating that certain components of naval vessels and auxiliary ships be produced by the United States technology and industrial base. Proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and approved unanimously during a Thursday session, the proposal applies to “ship shafts and propulsions systems components, including reduction gears and propellers” of naval vessels, the legislative text states. Auxiliary vessel requirements encompass the...

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