19 September, the Congressional Research Service has issued an update to its “Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress” replacing an edition published on eight days earlier. You can see the latest version here. The only significant changes I see in the latest edition is reflected in table C-1 to include future year PSC funding though FY2024 and table C-2 that provides projected Procurement, Construction and Improvements (PC&I) funding through FY2024. Notably these PC&I projections are well below the $2B annually that the Coast Guard has been saying they need.
Projected PC&I totals by FY are:
- 2020: $1,234.7M
- 2021: $1,679.8M
- 2022: $1,555.5M
- 2023: $1,698.5M
- 2024: $1,737.0M
You can track the changes made between consecutive editions here.