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Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding for Kings Bay

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Washington, February 9, 2018 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs $40.9 billion to support our Navy sailors, ships, and submarines. This funding will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the continued construction for a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) which will one day replace the existing Ohio-class SSBNs such as those currently homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. 

"This funding is critical to ensure the Ohio-class replacement program stays on track," said Carter. "The budget agreement I voted for this morning contains a strong commitment to our sailors and to adding new ships to the fleet. I am thrilled to see this funding commitment as we continue to fight to secure the necessary resources to make sure Kings Bay remains the elite home to the Atlantic ballistic submarine fleet."

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed both the House and Senate with Carter’s support and was signed into law by President Trump this morning. The legislation extends discretionary spending to March 23, 2018 at current levels while amending the Budget Control Act to raise spending limits on defense and non-defense spending over fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019.

The legislation directs a $40.9 billion investment to get our ships back to sea. This includes $12.7 billion to repair the ships we have, $26.2 billion to add new ships to the fleet, and $2 billion to recruit and train sailors. 
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