Shipbuilders Council of America Issues Statement of Support for Sen. Shelby’s Amendment to the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act of 2021
WASHINGTON – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry, today issued the following statement in support of Senator Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) recently filed Amendment 2535 to the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act of 2021.
“America’s shipyards are a national asset, critical to our nation’s infrastructure and security, ensuring there is domestic capacity to build, repair and maintain the fleets of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and other Federal agencies – both in times of peace and times of conflict. Senator Shelby’s Amendment 2535 to the infrastructure bill provides crucial funding to bolster our nation’s shipbuilders and the more than 400,000 hard working Americans across the industry and U.S. industrial base. The Shipbuilders Council of America emphatically encourages the Senate to adopt this essential national security amendment,” said Shipbuilders Council of America President, Matthew Paxton.
SCA also issued a letter to Majority Leader Schumer and Leader McConnell on behalf of the membership. The letter can be viewed here.
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 40 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents over 100 partner members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry. You can learn more by visiting https://shipbuildersusa.org.