Lawmakers agree to buy 11 ships and save 12 in final defense policy bill

By Audrey Decker / December 7, 2022 at 11:47 AM
Congress has authorized $32.6 billion for Navy shipbuilding in its annual defense policy bill, increasing the proposed shipbuilding budget by $4.7 billion, and makes a major adjustment to the service's ship decommissioning plans. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said at the Reagan National Defense Forum Saturday that the fiscal year 2023 request is the largest shipbuilding budget in the history of the Navy. “You cannot throw much more money at the seven shipbuilders that build U.S. warships in...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.