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Tomorrow: Forbes To Chair Seapower Hearing on Navy's 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan
Washington, D.C., October 22, 2013
Contact: Alex Gray 202-225-6365

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, will chair a Subcommittee hearing assessing the Navy’s 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

“The Navy has been allowed to shrink to just 285 vessels, despite a bipartisan defense panel's estimate that it will take 346 ships to execute the service’s required missions. Admiral Greenert recently speculated that a 2020 force structure could reduce the force to as low as 255 ships. The Congressional Budget Office is even more pessimistic in their forecast of a 243 ship Navy,” Congressman Forbes said. “We have arrived at a fork in the road. One path keeps us on our current road that emboldens adversaries and leads to an increasingly isolated nation. I choose the other road that reverses defense sequestration and ensures our economic security is preserved with a strong national defense.”

House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee hearing entitled “An Independent Assessment of the Navy’s 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan”.

Dr. Eric Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Weapons and Forces, Congressional Budget Office; and Mr. Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

2212 Rayburn House Office Building.  




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