House defense appropriators draft bill without additional sub and would increase F-35 buys

By Tony Bertuca / June 4, 2024 at 10:29 AM
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has released a draft version of the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill that differs in several ways from their colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee, specifically by forgoing funds for an additional Virginia-class submarine and increasing procurement for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The subcommittee is scheduled to meet tomorrow to consider the bill. The appropriators’ decision to not add a second Virginia-class submarine to the FY-25 budget stands in contrast with House...

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