Subcommittee on Defense

Democratic Members


  • Norm Dicks (WA), Ranking Member
  • Pete Visclosky (IN)
  • Jim Moran (VA)
  • Marcy Kaptur (OH)
  • Steve Rothman (NJ)
  • Maurice Hinchey (NY)

Norm Dicks Statement at Full Committee Markup of the Defense FY13 Appropriations Bill

May 17, 2012

"This bill provides essential resources for the Department of Defense. It supports our troops and their families at home and our personnel deployed abroad. I strongly support this bill and I urge you to do so as well."

Norm Dicks' Opening Statement at Dept. of Defense FY13 Budget with Sec. Panetta & General Dempsey

February 16, 2012

"This hearing takes place at a time when we have to make many difficult choices given the fiscal environment that confronts us. Mr. Secretary, as you've discussed many times, the Budget Control Act required the Department to identify $487 billion in savings over the coming decade. We recognize that, overall, this budget declines by nearly $30 billion including base and Overseas Contingency Operations funding compared to fiscal year 2012. We also recognize that this budget is a result of strategic review and threat assessment; it is not simply an effort to meet targets set in the BCA."

Norm Dicks' Statement on the FY12 Defense Appropriations Bill

May 31, 2011

"Overall the Majority's approach to the defense budget has been reasonable. I only wish that the same approach would be taken with the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget."