Two recent hearings suggest that lawmakers will continue to scrutinize Navy shipbuilding programs. House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, D-Pa., on Wednesday asked about the effects of delaying the 2009 Zumwalt class DDG 1000 destroyer in favor of more auxiliary cargo ships. On Thursday, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., raised concerns about "cost problems in the shipbuilding area."

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