House authorizers differ from Senate authorizers, House appropriators on Virginia subs

June 4, 2019 at 12:05 PM
The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee plans to meet the Navy's request to approve three Virginia-class submarines in its portion of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill, charting a different course than its Senate counterpart and the House Appropriations Committee. While the Senate Armed Services Committee authorized $4.7 billion for the Navy to purchase two Virginia Payload Module submarines, the upper chamber opted to approve advanced procurement funding for the third vessel in its policy bill...

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