House lawmakers look to authorize submarine transfers to Australia

By Nick Wilson / July 26, 2023 at 5:56 PM
House lawmakers today approved a legislative proposal intended to facilitate the implementation of the AUKUS security partnership by enabling the transfer of two Virginia-class submarines to Australia. By a unanimous vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the “AUKUS Submarine Transfer Authorization Act,” a proposal that would authorize the president to sell up to two Virginia submarines to Australia as long as the sale does not jeopardize U.S. undersea operational requirements. “By authorizing this transfer, we are taking the first...

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