Senior GOP lawmakers push White House on new funding for AUKUS subs

By Tony Bertuca / July 27, 2023 at 9:48 AM
A team of GOP lawmakers led by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Susan Collins (R-ME) has sent President Biden a letter urging him to send Congress a new spending request to support the AUKUS submarine initiative planned for the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. “We urge you to send Congress immediately an AUKUS-specific request for appropriations and authorities alongside a multiyear plan to increase U.S. submarine production to a minimum of 2.5 Virginia-class attack submarines per year,” the...

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