GOP Rep. Slams Carrier Cut In DOD 2015 Budget Request

Law360, Washington (March 12, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for failing to provide in its 2015 defense budget request funding for a pending overhaul of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, saying the move would prematurely retire a sorely needed vessel.

In a House Armed Services hearing to discuss the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps’ budget requests for fiscal year 2015, Forbes — chairman of the committee’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee — argued that continued operation of nuclear-powered carrier USS George Washington had been paid...
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