House topline amendment boosts Navy programs

By Audrey Decker / September 3, 2021 at 12:25 PM
Multiple Navy programs would receive increased funding after the House Armed Services Committee vote on Wednesday to authorize an additional $25 billion in defense spending above the president's request for fiscal year 2022. The amendment offered by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) puts an additional $4.7 billion toward shipbuilding. The Navy would receive $1.5 billion for an additional DDG-51 destroyer, the service's top unfunded priority . The amendment included $1.2 billion for an additional amphibious assault ship and $668 million for...

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