House appropriators withhold LPD funding, differ from authorizers on shipbuilding

By Nick Wilson / June 20, 2023 at 5:21 PM
House appropriators are advancing a draft defense spending bill that excludes funding for amphibious warship procurement and looks to save two Littoral Combat Ships from decommissioning in fiscal year 2024 -- marking a significant departure from the draft legislation produced by the House Armed Services Committee. A draft report accompanying the FY-24 military spending bill obtained by Inside Defense indicates the House Appropriations Committee plans to fund the procurement of nine ships in accordance with the Navy’s FY-24 budget...

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