House appropriators won’t ‘rubber stamp’ nuclear modernization spending

By Shelley K. Mesch / June 22, 2022 at 9:29 AM
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee won’t “rubber stamp” nuclear modernization spending proposed by the Air Force, according to a report accompanying the subcommittee’s fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill. The bill would provide $9.354 billion for procurement and research, development, test and evaluation of the three key components of modernization, the B-21 bomber, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and Long Range Standoff Weapon, according to the report. The bill would slash the three programs’ requested RDT&E budgets by more than $276...

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