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House Passes Defense Measure Advancing Ohio-class Replacement Program

The United States House of Representatives passed a measure today advancing a program vital to the future of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay which authorizes continued construction on the next generation of submarines. Additionally, the Conference Report to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 expands the Navy's use of the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund to drive down costs for the Columbia-class submarine program. 

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), who represents Kings Bay and Camden County in Congress, has been a leader in the fight for the replacement program.

"Kings Bay is the elite home to the Atlantic ballistic submarine fleet and this legislation will work to prevent any interruptions in future missions," said Carter. "I am glad the Ohio-class replacement received strong support in the Conference Report and I will continue to do everything I can to ensure construction continues."

The House approved the Conference Report to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 today with Carter's support. The report is an agreement of the House and Senate passed defense measures for fiscal year 2018. 

The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligations to "provide for the common defense." The legislation sets defense policy for the year and supports funds for base budget requirements of $634.2 billion. The legislation increases troop pay and benefits, supports missions to defeat ISIS, and restores the readiness of our military.