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Virginia lawmakers prepare to battle the Pentagon over a potential cut to the carrier fleet

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Source: Joe Gould and David B. Larter, DefenseNews.com
Virginia lawmakers prepare to battle the Pentagon over a potential cut to the carrier fleet

WASHINGTON – In the wake of a report that the Biden administration is weighing retiring an aircraft carrier early to save money, lawmakers are warning the U.S. Navy and the White House that such a move is a non-starter.

“This is one of the things that gets revisited again and again, and I’ll tell you now that I will fight for the same outcome as last Congress,” said House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Elaine Luria, D-Va., said Monday at a Hudson Institute event. “We’ve invested a lot in our carriers, and it’s not time to decommission them halfway through their life.”

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