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House appropriators boost shipyard modernization, want report on submarine backlog

Justin Katz   | June 14, 2018
House appropriators are boosting the Navy's request for modernizing the public shipyards and want the Navy to create a five-year plan to reduce its submarine maintenance backlog, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill. The defense subcommittee's mark-up of the spending bill was approved by the full committee yesterday. The committee's report says the nuclear-capable public naval shipyards are backlogged, while the private shipyards have underutilized capacity. Appropriators also say this...

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