Senate authorizers take aim at Pentagon over ship procurement years

By Mallory Shelbourne / June 25, 2020 at 2:54 PM
Senate lawmakers are seeking to prevent the Pentagon from choosing which year it lists a ship as purchased, after the Navy in its most recent budget submission featured two vessels for which Congress already issued funding and authorization. In the report accompanying the upper chamber's draft of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill , the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested a measure aimed at thwarting the Pentagon from putting "a procurement quantity of a system previously authorized and appropriated...

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