November 6, 2007
Conferees complete FY 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill
House and Senate conferees today completed the final $459.6 billion Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill. Here are preliminary details of the Navy shipbuilding provisions.
The bill provides $938 million above the President's request for advanced construction funding of five additional ships (1 LPD-17 Amphibious Transport Dock, 3 T-AKE Ammunition/Dry Cargo Carrier, 1 Virginia Class Submarine).
According to Congressman John P. Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, "this procurement increase is essential to ensuring the stability of our country's shipbuilding industry and to maintain sea superiority."
According to a summary released by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the bill: