Senate authorizers join push to fund two Virginia subs in new letter to appropriators

By Nick Wilson / May 14, 2024 at 6:02 PM
A bipartisan group of 15 senators sent a letter to appropriations committee leadership calling for the full restoration of funding for two Virginia-class submarines in fiscal year 2025. Signed by Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) and seapower subcommittee chair Tim Kaine (D-VA), the letter emphasizes the importance of attack submarines in deterring competitors like China and criticizes the Navy’s move to reduce FY-25 procurement to a single Virginia boat. “Cutting funding for the Virginia-class program sends...

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