Trump, Dems agree on funding for Electric Boat sub program

FEDERAL FUNDING for General Dynamics Electric Boat’s U.S. Navy submarine construction program in Rhode Island and Connecticut should be secure as the company plans to hire hundreds of additional workers and expand its network of suppliers as the company ramps up the program in coming years./COURTESY/GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
FEDERAL FUNDING for General Dynamics Electric Boat’s U.S. Navy submarine construction program in Rhode Island and Connecticut should be secure as the company plans to hire hundreds of additional workers and expand its network of suppliers as the company ramps up the program in coming years./COURTESY/GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
Despite the federal budget standoff, Republican President Donald Trump and Rhode Island’s Democratic congressional leaders seem to agree on one important thing for the Ocean State: Funding now and in the future for the U.S. Navy’s next generation of nuclear-powered submarines remains a priority. The sub program is spearheaded by General Dynamics Electric Boat at…

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