RL32665 – Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress – 9/21/2016

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Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

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Author: Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs
Pages: 72

This report presents background information and issues for Congress concerning the Navy’s ship force-structure goals and shipbuilding plans. The planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been matters of concern for the congressional defense committees for the past several years. Decisions that Congress makes on Navy shipbuilding programs can substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base. Bills: H.R. 1735, H.R. 2685, H.R. 2029, H.R. 4435, H.R. 4546, H.R. 6523, H.R. 1540, H.R. 1735, S. 1376, S. 1558