House amendment to allow LCS retirements fails in close vote

By Audrey Decker / July 14, 2022 at 1:52 PM
After a heated debate on the House floor, lawmakers struck down an amendment that would allow the Navy to stick to its plan to retire nine Littoral Combat Ships. In June, the House Armed Services Committee voted for an amendment introduced by Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) that would increase the national defense budget by $37 billion and restore funding for five of the nine LCS the Navy wants to decommission. However, committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) proposed an amendment on...

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