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McCollum Statement on Christening of Future U.S.S. Minneapolis – St. Paul

June 14, 2019
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will give remarks at the christening of the 21st Littoral Combat Ship, the future U.S. Minneapolis – St. Paul. The ceremony will take place in Marinette, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 15 at 10am CDT.

“As the representative for the Fourth District of Minnesota, which includes our state’s capital city of Saint Paul, it is truly an honor to share in the christening of the 21st Littoral Combat Ship, the future U.S.S. Minneapolis – St. Paul,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “In my role as the Vice Chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I’m humbled by the responsibility of ensuring the Sailors who will serve on this ship have the training and equipment necessary to complete their missions and come home safely to their families. The crew of the future U.S.S. Minneapolis – St. Paul will help ensure America’s national security and defend democracy on the oceans. They deserve our thanks for their service to our great country, as do all those involved in the building of this ship, who are an essential part of securing our nation for future generations.”

Press have been invited. More information can be found here.

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