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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:17 PM

Congress supports building two submarines per year

http://www.theday.com/article/20121205/NWS09/121209865/1017

Congress supports building two submarines per year
By Jennifer McDermott
Publication: theday.com
Published 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 12/05/2012 11:53 PM

Reversing the president’s decision to delay the purchase of one Virginia-class submarine was the top priority this year for submarine advocates in Congress, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney said Wednesday.

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The conference committee will begin working out the differences between the Senate and House versions of the bill next week. Both contain $778 million in advance procurement funding so the Navy can purchase two Virginia-class submarines in 2014, which effectively locks the funding into the final authorization act.

The Senate passed the $631 billion defense bill, 98-0, Tuesday night; the House approved it in May.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., cautioned that the “Senate’s work on defense is not completed with the passage of this bill.” Congress has until the end of the year to prevent $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts — known as sequestration — from taking effect Jan. 2.



unhappycamper comment: Being as these things cost $5 ~ $7 billion dollars each, I guess things are fine at the House of Representatives.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:29 PM

1. $7 Billion a pop (without the over-runs). Doncha feel safer?

Remind me again how many subs Al Queda has, please.

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