Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Va., are scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday, June 22, at 11:00 a. m., to unveil new legislation aimed at building a larger naval fleet. The “Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act” would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. Currently, only 276 ships are in the battle fleet. The event will be livestreamed on Congressman Wittman’s Facebook page.