Reed Protects National Security While Enhancing Wellsville Dresser-Rand Jobs through Aircraft Carrier Program
Tom Reed voted to protect U.S. national security and support employees and jobs at the Wellsville Dresser-Rand facility on Friday. The House voted to approve the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, a bill that supports refueling for the USS George Washington, a United States Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier program is a major project for Dresser-Rand, supporting jobs at the Wellsville manufacturer. The multi-year project would extend the life of the USS George Washington by 25 years, the only U.S. aircraft carrier to make its home base outside of the United States.
“Protecting our national security is a top priority I care deeply about,” Reed said. “Meeting with Dresser-Rand and hearing directly from employees about the positive impact the refueling program contributes to the protection of our nation’s security reminds me how talented and skilled our workforce is in the district. In addition, fulfilling this critical mission with local jobs is an added benefit I am proud to help make possible.”
Reed said the support for the Wellsville manufacturer was included in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 passed in the House Friday on a bipartisan vote. The appropriations bill outlines funding for the national security needs of the United States, the nation’s military operations abroad and health programs for men, women and families of the Armed Forces.