House defense appropriators aim to cut $2 billion from Navy shipbuilding account

By Mallory Shelbourne / May 14, 2019 at 1:15 PM
House defense appropriators will mark up a draft defense funding bill this week that trims the Navy's fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding request by more than $2 billion. The bill , slated for mark-up Wednesday by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, includes $21.7 billion for the Navy's shipbuilding and conversion account. The service in its FY-20 submission sought $23.8 billion. The draft notably includes $16.9 million in advanced procurement funding for the refueling and complex overhaul of the Harry S. Truman...

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