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From USNI News: White House’s Navy Priorities Outlined in Budget Summary

March 11, 2019 | By: Ben Werner

March 11 (USNI News) — President Donald Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget priorities Monday, which includes several Navy programs he intends to fund in his $718-billion Department of Defense budget request.

The White House request includes adding a third Virginia-class attack submarine to the Navy’s planned FY 2020 purchase and a third Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The request also steers money toward improving aviation readiness, ship readiness and recruitment and retention activities, according to the White House budget summary.

The addition of a third attack submarine to the budget was welcomed by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), who chairs the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee and whose district includes one of two submarine construction yards.

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