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Crucial votes will impact Marinette Marine

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The USS Milwaukee, the U.S. Navy's fifth littoral combat ship, was built at Marinette Marine and launched into the Menominee River, Dec. 18, 2013. (Photo from: FOX 11)
The USS Milwaukee, the U.S. Navy's fifth littoral combat ship, was built at Marinette Marine and launched into the Menominee River, Dec. 18, 2013. (Photo from: FOX 11)

Green Bay, WI (WTAQ) - A couple of critical votes are expected in Congress in the coming days that could impact the Littoral Combat Ship program.

Some of the ships are made at Marinette Marine. Rep. Reid Ribble, says the measure was debated on the House floor Wednesday, and a vote could happen today.

Meanwhile, members of the Senate Armed Services committee met Wednesday to work on their own proposal.

 

About 2 thousand people are employed at Marinette Marine.

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