Committee on Armed Services

Republicans -- Duncan Hunter, Ranking Member

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Armed Services Committee Republicans Highlight Democrat Plan to Cut Defense Spending by Twenty-Five Percent

Monday, October 27, 2008

Washington D.C. – Republican members on the House Armed Services Committee today called attention to Democrat plans to cut national defense spending by twenty-five percent—or approximately $150 billion from the  $607 billion in defense spending that was enacted in Fiscal Year 2008.  While meeting with the South Coast Standard-Times, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called “for a 25 percent cut in military spending” and stated that “we don’t need all these fancy new weapons.”

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Armed Services Committee Republicans Comment on Air Force Decision to Take Disciplinary Action against Air Force Officers Connected to Nuclear Deficiencies

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Washington D.C. – The senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee and the top Republicans on the four subcommittee’s of jurisdiction today commented on the U.S. Air Force’s announcement that administrative action will be taken against six general officers and nine colonels in connection with the mistaken shipment of four Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) nose-cone fuse assemblies to Taiwan.  Today’s action by the Air Force leadership is a result of a comprehensive review conducted by Admiral Kirkland Donald and his subsequent May report to the Secretary of Defense.

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Opening Statement of Congressman Todd Akin

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), the ranking Republican on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, released the following opening statement for the subcommittee’s hearing regarding Department of Defense (DOD) language and cultural awareness transformation initiatives:

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House Passes Final National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 by an overwhelming vote of 392-39.  The final legislation—which reconciles the House and Senate versions of the annual defense authorization bill—authorizes $531.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.  Additionally, the legislation authorizes $68.6 billion in supplemental funding to support current operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Global War on Terrorism during the first few months of Fiscal Year 2009.

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Hunter Opening Statement for Hearing on Considerations for American Grand Strategy

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, released the following opening statement for the committee’s second hearing on considerations for an American grand strategy for defense and security:

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