Spencer unloads on Congress, HII following Navy testimony on ship maintenance

By Justin Katz  
October 23, 2019 at 2:59 PM
A day after House lawmakers pressed two senior Navy officials on ship and submarine maintenance problems, the service’s chief civilian publicly criticized Congress, which he said chose only to disparage the Navy rather than helping fix the problems. "Not one of [Rep. Elaine Luria's (D-VA)] comments were, 'How can I help?' I consider that disparaging. If she wants to get on board and help -- we have open arms," Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said today during an event at the...

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