Courtney: House's frigate cut was prompted by program issues, not spending limits

By Nick Wilson / May 23, 2024 at 2:23 PM
The House proposal to zero out fiscal year 2025 procurement funding for the Constellation-class frigate program would have occurred even if lawmakers were not looking to free up funds for a second Virginia-class submarine, a senior Armed Services Committee member said today. Speaking to reporters following the committee’s passage of its version of the defense policy bill last night, seapower and projection forces subcommittee Ranking Member Joe Courtney (D-CT) said production delays and design maturity issues within the frigate program...

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