The chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee have paid a visit to Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works in Maine.
Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, and Republican Rep. Rob Wittman, of Virginia, toured the shipyard Friday at the invitation of Democratic Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, of Maine.
The visit comes several weeks after a leaked memo outlined an initial Navy proposal to cut shipbuilding.
Golden said the leaders of the subcommittee are strongly opposed to shipbuilding cuts.