Perdue: Esper's withholding of Navy shipbuilding plan from Congress 'unacceptable'

By Jason Sherman / March 4, 2020 at 11:20 AM
A key senator this morning called Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision to withhold from Congress the Navy's newest shipbuilding plan "unacceptable" and promised to publicly hold the Pentagon's top official accountable at a Senate hearing later today. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee, expressed frustration with Esper's decision to hold in abeyance the Navy's 30-year shipbuilding plan -- required by law to be delivered with the president's annual budget request -- in order to...

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