Littoral Combat Ships Saved from Scrapyard

Representative Granger strikes deal in defense spending bill.

Last week, Representative Kay Granger of Texas struck a deal in the fiscal year 2023 defense bill to save five littoral combat ships from being scrapped. Serving on the House Appropriations Committee, she rejected the Defense Department’s reasoning that the ships were no longer needed in the Navy’s fleet. Though unsuited for power-heavy combat, Representative Granger stated that “we cannot afford to decrease our capabilities in the name of short-sighted cost savings.”

“I am glad to see continued bipartisan support for preventing several Littoral Combat Ships, including the USS Fort Worth, from being decommissioned,” she said.

The five ships were constructed in 2012, quite recently in the context of Navy shipbuilding time.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Representative Granger and her fellow members of the House Appropriations Committee.
  • For wisdom for Admiral Gilday as he oversees the operations of the U.S. Navy.
  • For Secretary Del Toro to seek God’s direction as he leads the U.S. Navy.

Sources: Washington Times, Reuters


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