Plans to fund two Virginia subs take shape in Congress, with or without defense spending cap

By Nick Wilson / May 10, 2024 at 2:54 PM
The push to procure two Virginia-class submarines in fiscal year 2025 is gaining momentum in Congress, where some lawmakers are preparing to fund a second boat regardless of whether the Pentagon's topline budget stays within Fiscal Responsibility Act spending limits or breaks its $895 billion cap. Draft marks of the FY-25 defense policy bill -- expected to appear in the coming weeks -- are likely to authorize the purchase of a second submarine and outline a strategy for funding the...

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