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Bill passes committee to renogotiate Panama City Coast Guard shipbuilding contract

Posted on - Patrick McCreless

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill that would let the U.S. Coast Guard renegotiate its multi-billion-dollar contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to construct offshore patrol cutters. Contract modifications are needed to account for labor shortages and rising costs caused by Hurricane Michael.