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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin


Gallagher Amendment Passes House, Boosts Small Shipyard Development

September 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Last night Rep. Mike Gallagher voted in favor of an amendment to increase funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program that awards federal grants to small shipyards across the country. The grants help small shipyards repair and modernize equipment, increase efficiencies and productivity, and compete in the global marketplace. Rep. Gallagher is an original co-sponsor of the amendment which passed the House last night.

Rep. Gallagher released the following statement after the amendment passed:

“I was proud to push this amendment through the House for the highly dedicated workers in the 8th District who play an important role in addressing our urgent national security, military and economic needs through our strong shipbuilding tradition. Not only is the Small Shipyard Grant program vital to strengthening our ship building capacity, but also to making sure our local shipyards are able to invest in modern equipment and a high-skilled workforce that supports thousands of good-paying jobs in Northeast Wisconsin.”