Feb 5, 2006
CONTACT: Josh Holly (202) 225-2539
Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today issued the following statement on the release of President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget request.
Hunter’s statement follows:
“This budget represents a thoughtful allocation of dollars divided between the immediate challenges of funding the warfighting efforts of the global war on terrorism and investing in requirements to defeat future threats.
“While it represents fewer modernization dollars than were included in the five-year defense plan, it does account for several important initiatives, including an increase for special operations units, an increase in leveraged systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles and further investment in solid quality of life programs.
“The President’s budget represents a solid starting point for the committee’s deliberations as we begin to put together the FY 2007 defense authorization bill.”