President Joe Biden signed a tiered stopgap funding bill on Thursday that keeps the Defense Department funded through early February 2024 and includes an anomaly for the Columbia-class submarine program. Read More
The Navy’s comptroller said he is “constantly worried” about being able to pay sailors, Marines and civilians if Congress fails to pass at least another stopgap gap spending bill next month, and for Navy programs if a full year’s budget is not passed by the new year. Read More
The last-second funding measure that will fund the government until mid-November secures $621 million to ensure the start of construction for the second Columbia-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine but leaves several other programs in limbo. Read More
President Joe Biden on Friday signed the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law, while both the House and Senate passed the FY 2023 defense funding bill this week. Read More
Congressional appropriators early Tuesday announced a deal for a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2023 that allots funding for the Navy to buy 11 battle force ships. Read More
President Joe Biden on Friday signed a stopgap funding bill into law, preventing a government shutdown on the last day of the fiscal year. Read More
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased bipartisanship support for foreign policy on Capitol Hill, reemphasized the value of alliances and partnerships and will certainly boost the upcoming Pentagon spending request, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday. Read More
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is warning Congress that an extended stopgap bill to keep the government funded would have “enormous” effects on the Pentagon. Read More
President Joe Biden signed a stopgap funding bill on Friday that will keep the government open into next year, as lawmakers continue work on the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro.
The Navy has downplayed the effects of the current nine-week stopgap spending measure that freezes its spending levels and the service has not submitted a list of waivers to Congress, USNI News has learned.