The IAM is reaching out to members of Congress, encouraging them to support bipartisan legislation that would provide much-needed investment to optimize and improve our nation’s shipyards. International President Robert Martinez Jr wrote a letter to all U.S. Representatives and Senators urging them to co-sponsor the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America’s Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act of 2021.
The SHIPYARD Act is a vital piece of legislation that would invest $21 billion in the U.S. Navy’s four public shipyards in Maine, Washington, Virginia, and Hawaii to bolster defense infrastructure, fleet repair, and overall capability. It would also invest $4 billion in U.S. Navy private repair and new construction shipyards. Urge your Representatives to get behind the SHIPYARD Act!