White House Urges Congress to Fund New Submarines

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:27am

The Day (CT) reports that “the Navy’s new ballistic missile submarine is on a White House wish list to receive funding under a temporary measure to finance the government through early 2017.”

“The White House is asking Congress to allot $773.1 million in advanced procurement funding for the Columbia-class program, to design and produce a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines to replace the current fleet of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines built in the 1980s and ’90s.”

“An exception, called an ‘anomaly,’ is needed so that new funding for the Columbia-class program could be appropriated under a continuing resolution. “Without this anomaly, design work could not begin in January 2017 as scheduled, and the production line, delivery schedules, and potentially the cost of the program would be affected,’ the document says.”