Budget stall is really budget cut for Navy

Monday - 2/14/2011, 3:09pm EST

The Navy is warning of looming cuts to ship construction and shipyard repairs, Defense News reports.

Service leaders say it's because Congress still hasn't passed a budget for this fiscal year -- even as it takes up work on next year's spending plan.

Defense News reports the continuing resolution amounts to a $5.7 billion cut for the Navy.

Without a permanent budget, the Navy has been forced to make spending decisions on a month-to-month basis.

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