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Kagen Rounds Up Bipartisan Support for LCS Letter to President Obama

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Location: Appleton, WI

Congressman Steve Kagen, MD was joined today by every Republican and Democrat in the Wisconsin Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Marinette Marine's bid to build the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship.

"In Northeast Wisconsin, we have a proud tradition of working hard and making the highest quality products anywhere," said Kagen. "We live up to the phrase: Wisconsin Made -- Wisconsin Great."

"I'm proud to be joined in this effort by all of my colleagues across Wisconsin in support of the talented workers in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay. I appreciate that we have such strong bipartisan support for a fair process in determining the award of the LCS contract."

"I remain extremely confident that if Marinette Marine is competing on a level playing field - they will win the LCS contract, and our shipbuilding industry will be reinvigorated to levels not seen since World War II."

Click here for a copy of the letter that Congressman Kagen sent to the President of the United States along with Senators Kohl and Feingold and Representatives Obey (WI-7), Petri (WI- 6), Sensenbrenner (WI-5), Moore (WI-4), Kind (WI-3), Baldwin (WI-2), and Ryan (WI-1).

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