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H.Res. 998 (115th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Navy’s total readiness remains in a perilous state due to high operational demands, increased deployment lengths, shortened training periods, and deferred maintenance all while the Navy is asked to “do more with less” as financial support for critical areas waned in the era of sequestration and without consistent Congressional funding.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 17, 2018.

Recognizes the U.S. Navy's need for congressional support to address readiness, training, and modernization challenges that threaten to weaken naval superiority.

Finds that failing to provide the U.S. Navy with stable and predictable funding negatively affects its ability to project power, reassure critical allies, and defeat adversaries.