House authorizers use wartime funding to finance naval services' unfunded priorities and more

By Justin Doubleday Lee Hudson / April 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM
The House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would use the Overseas Contingency Operations account to pay for the majority of Navy and Marine Corps unfunded priorities, while also stuffing OCO with hundreds of millions not requested by the services. For shipbuilding, the legislation authorizes an extra $433 million to finish funding the remainder of a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, as well as $165 million for three additional Ship-to-Shore Connector craft. Both items, funded...

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