House appropriators break with authorizers on shipbuilding, cutting frigate, LSM and second VA sub

By Nick Wilson / June 4, 2024 at 12:41 PM
A draft defense spending bill released today by House appropriators would fund only four battle force ships and only one Virginia-class submarine in fiscal year 2025, marking a significant break from both the Navy's budget request and from House authorizers' defense policy bill. The spending bill , which will be marked up by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee tomorrow, would provide $31.6 billion for four vessels: two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, one San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and one...

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