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May 20, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. --- Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ), Ranking Republican on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, released the following statement for floor consideration of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009:

May 20, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives began consideration of H.R. 5658, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, which authorizes budget authority for the Department of Defense and the national security programs at the Department of Energy.  Rep. Terry Everett (R-AL), Ranking Republican on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, released the following opening statement:

May 20, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Ranking Republican on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, today released the following statement for House consideration of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009:

May 20, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today released the following floor speech during House consideration of H.R. 5658, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009:

May 20, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, released the following statement for House consideration of H.R. 5658, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009:

May 13, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Armed Services Committee marked up the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, which authorizes budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs within the Department of Energy.  Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), Ranking Republican on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the following opening statement:

May 13, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee today blocked Republican attempts to repeal the unfair “Widow’s Tax” levied on the widows of deceased American servicemembers. Instead of allowing members of the committee to vote on a confidential amendment offered by Rep. Thelma Drake (R-VA), the House Armed Services Committee utilized a procedural motion to block the amendment.

May 13, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today released the following opening statement for the committee’s markup of H.R. 5658, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009:

May 13, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee today hailed the committee’s unanimous approval of H.R. 5658, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.   The comprehensive legislative passed last night authorizes $531.4 billion in budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.  Additionally, the legislation authorizes $70 billion in supplemental funding to support operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Global War on Terrorism for the first few months of Fiscal Year 2009.

May 13, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee today overwhelmingly rejected Republican attempts to restore $372 million in funding for European missile defense capabilities that would protect the American people, our allies in Europe and forward deployed forces.  An amendment offered by Strategic Forces Ranking Republican Terry Everett (R-AL) was blocked by a largely partisan vote of 34-24.  Everett’s amendment would have restored $372 million in funding for European missile defense that was cut during subcommittee consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.  The Strategic Force Subcommittee cut $232 million in research, development and testing funding, while the Readiness Subcommittee cut $140 million for military construction.

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