Top House Republican tells Navy to scrap its ‘fantasy’ shipbuilding plan – The Hill – covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

A top House Republican is demanding that the Navy face up to fiscal realities by overhauling its shipbuilding plan.

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee, said the Navy is living in a “fantasy land” by putting forward a 30-year shipbuilding plan when the service can’t guarantee funding beyond five years.

That puts Forbes at odds with senior Navy officials who are trying to map out what their fleet will look like over the next three decades.

His rewrite of the shipbuilding plan was included in the subcommittee’s markup of the Navy’s fiscal 2014 budget plan that was issued Tuesday.

via Top House Republican tells Navy to scrap its ‘fantasy’ shipbuilding plan – The Hill – covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com.

 

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