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Dec 9, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today eleased the following statement on the selection of Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee:

Oct 26, 2008 Press Release

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.”

Sep 24, 2008 Press Release

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.

Sep 23, 2008 Press Release

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:

Sep 23, 2008 Press Release

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:

Sep 23, 2008 Press Release

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.

Sep 17, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), the Ranking Republican on the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement for the subcommittee’s hearing on the lessons for countering al-Qaeda and the way ahead for the United States:

Sep 15, 2008 Press Release

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 the threat to U.S. military personnel posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other asymmetric threats:

Sep 15, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today congratulated General Ray Odierno for assuming command of Multi-National Force-Iraq.  Earlier, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates presided over the change of command ceremony that officially transferred command of the coalition effort in Iraq from General David Petraeus to General Ray Odierno.  General Petraeus will assume command of the U.S. Central Command in the coming weeks.

Sep 15, 2008 Press Release

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 hearing regarding the considerations for an American grand strategy for defense and security:

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