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House Armed Services Committee Advances Funding for Coast Guard Shipyard

One surprising beneficiary of the Pentagon budget proposal is the Coast Guard, which, if all the House amendments survive, stands to get about $550 million in additional funding.

When the House Armed Services Committee completed its review of President Joe Biden’s $715 billion Pentagon budget proposal in a late-night earmark marathon, the Committee boosted the overall Defense Department topline budget by about $25 billion.

But not all the proposed new money would be headed to the Department of Defense.

One surprising beneficiary is the Coast Guard, which, if all the House amendments survive, stands to get about $550 million in additional funding. This includes $175 million to improve an often-overlooked public shipyard, the “Coast Guard Yard,” which is perched on the border of Baltimore, in Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District. 

Read the full story at Forbes

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