Wicker is leading efforts in the Senate to build a larger Navy, increasing the current fleet of 275 ships to 355 ships, which is in line with the Navy’s force requirement. Last month, Wicker successfully added his “SHIPS Act” proposal to the FY2018 “National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA). The bicameral, bipartisan “SHIPS Act,” introduced with Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of a 355-ship fleet.
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