House appropriators fund second Virginia-class sub, several additional aircraft

By Justin Katz / July 7, 2020 at 4:32 PM
A House subcommittee wants to provide the Navy with funding to purchase two Virginia-class fast-attack submarines as well as extra money for several select aircraft programs. The Navy's fiscal year 2021 budget request sought funding for eight ships, including one Virginia-class submarine. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee's bill would provide $22.3 billion to procure nine ships, $2.4 billion above the request, according to a draft of the legislation . The full committee is scheduled to mark up the bill tomorrow...

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