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This would be a boon to shipbuilders, who have lost clout in recent years on the Hill in the wake of retirements and redistricting.

More supporters are lining up behind outgoing Hampton Roads congressman Randy Forbes to be the next Navy secretary in the new Donald Trump administration. Nine GOP members of the House Armed Services Committees wrote a letter last month to Vice President-elect Mike Pence recommending Forbes for the Navy’s top civilian post.

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