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Wittman on USS Truman Announcement

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Washington, April 30, 2019 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman released this statement following Vice President Pence’s announcement not to retire the USS Truman:

“This is the right choice and I am glad to see the administration make this correction. I have been adamant since the beginning that retiring the USS Truman halfway through its expected service life would be strategically and fiscally irresponsible. Aircraft carriers are the nation’s preeminent power projection platform and the cornerstone of the US Navy. Completing the USS Truman's Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) is critical to reaching our 12-carrier requirement.

“As Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, I will continue fighting to keep the USS Truman’s RCOH on schedule and properly funded. We must continue to make the investments now, not only to maximize naval power as a deterrent force but also to combat and defeat our adversaries if conflict is required.”

 

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