Lawmakers aim focus on sealift readiness in new amendment

By Abby Shepherd / May 23, 2024 at 3:11 PM
An amendment included in yesterday’s House defense policy bill urges prioritization of sealift readiness and would require updates from top defense and transportation officials on vessel capacity and transportation infrastructure. The proposal, introduced by Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) in a package of amendments brought forward yesterday, would codify and update sealift capacity-focused National Security Directive 28. To build and maintain sealift capacity, the transportation secretary and defense secretary would prioritize the acquisition and sustainment of the following vessels in the...

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