GOP, Dem lawmakers critique Navy budget, express concerns about destroyer cut

By Aidan Quigley / June 4, 2021 at 1:07 PM
The Biden administration's FY-22 budget , released last week, is facing bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who believe it does not pave the way for the Navy to grow at the needed rate to counter China. Lawmakers say the administration's request for just one DDG-51 destroyer, as the service moves to decommission seven cruisers, is particularly concerning. The administration's $211.7 billion budget would procure two Virginia-class submarines, one DDG-51 destroyer, a Constellation-class frigate, one T-AO 205 class oiler, two Navajo-class T-ATS...

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