The fiscal 2020 appropriations bill for the Department of Defense passed by the House includes $24 billion to construct 14 ships, according to a report.
USNI News reports that the bill includes $2.2 billion for the third and fourth Ford-class aircraft carriers, $5.3 billion for Virginia-class submarines (as well as $3 billion for advance funding for future subs), $1.3 billion for the future frigate, and $1.8 billion in advance funding for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.
The bill also allocates $20 billion for Navy aircraft ranging from F-35s to V-22 Ospreys to P-8A Poseidons, and funding for 340,500 active duty personnel (an increase of 5,100 over FY19).
The bill now heads to the Senate, which is expected to pass it before the current continuing resolution keeping the government open expires on Friday evening. The White House reportedly has indicated that the president will sign the bill.