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Shea-Porter Tours Shipyard to Protest Budget Cuts
03/25/2013 10:13 AM ET  

The New Hampshire representative is touring the shipyard today and will hold a press conference afterward to urge Congress to stop the cuts.

KITTERY, Maine (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is heading to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss how workers will be affected by federal budget cuts.

If the cuts are enacted, about 6,000 shipyard workers from Maine and New Hampshire will be furloughed one day a week for 22 weeks starting next month. The Defense Department said last week it will delay furlough notices for civilian employees, but the long-term impact of the budget cuts remains a concern.

Shea-Porter is touring the shipyard on Monday and will hold a press conference afterward to urge Congress to stop the cuts. She'll be joined by Paul O'Connor, president of the Metal Trades Council at the shipyard.


 

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