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Virtual Event | The US Maritime Industrial Base and Competition with China

Virtual Event | The US Maritime Industrial Base and Competition with China

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Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion with Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) on the challenges facing the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and legislative initiatives to address these problems, such as the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yard, and America’s Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act.

A functioning maritime industrial base is essential for the United States to out-compete with China. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan does not address the nation’s aging maritime industrial base, a critical component of our national security. The SHIPYARD Act’s $25 billion in proposed spending is arguably the bare minimum needed to get the most out of the nation’s investment in ships and submarines. What can Congress do to give this issue the prominence it deserves? Please join our expert panel for a discussion on today’s U.S. maritime industrial base and the changes needed to strengthen this key aspect of our defense capabilities.


Representative Rob Wittman

U.S. Representative, Virginia's 1st District and Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

Representative Mike Gallagher

U.S. Representative, Wisconsin’s 8th District and Member, House Armed Services Committee, Ranking Member on Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

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