Florida Delegation Renews Push to Bring Nuclear Carrier to Mayport
ENTIRE FLORIDA DELEGATION RENEWS PUSH TO BRING NUCLEAR CARRIER TO MAYPORT
Washington, D.C. – Florida’s entire congressional delegation today urged the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill its own recommendation to strategically disperse nuclear aircraft carriers throughout the nation. Following the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review’s recommendation, the U.S. Navy officially announced its decision to achieve this objective by homeporting additional nuclear aircraft carriers at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville.
In a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley, the delegation reiterated the importance of spreading out America’s most important naval assets and highlighted Northeast Florida as the most attractive option.
The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), as well as U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Ron DeSantis (R-FL),Ted Deutch (D-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Thomas Rooney (R-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Daniel Webster (R-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), and Ted Yoho (R-FL).
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