Mar 9, 2023
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24).
“The United States is facing the most complex and challenging set of threats to our national security in decades. Unfortunately, the President has once again submitted a budget request that fails to take these threats seriously. A budget that proposes to increase non-defense spending at more than twice the rate of defense is absurd. The President’s incredibly misplaced priorities send all the wrong messages to our adversaries.
“On the House Armed Services Committee, we are focused on building an NDAA that provides our warfighters with the capability and lethality to deter and, if necessary, defeat the grave threats facing our nation. Since day one, our committee has conducted robust oversight of Department of Defense programs, authorities, policies, and spending. As we examine the President’s budget and build the FY24 NDAA, we will continue to engage with DoD officials to determine what weapons, resources, and authorities our warfighters need to defeat the threats we face. Our adversaries will only be deterred by strength, not weakness.”