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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL)

Apr 30, 2020

Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after the U.S. Navy awarded a contract for the Guided-Missile Frigates FFG(X) to Fincantieri Marinette Marine.

Congressman Byrne said: The men and women who work at the Austal shipyard in Mobile are the finest in the country. I disagree with the Navy’s decision, and I look forward to thoroughly examining the Navy’s decision making in this process in the coming days. At the same time, I’m committed to working with Austal, the Navy, and the Trump Administration to ensure we don’t destroy our critical shipbuilding industrial base, especially at a time when the threat environment clearly demands more small surface ships.