Washington D.C. – Ranking Republican Randy Forbes (R-VA) today released the following statement for the Readiness Subcommittee’s hearing on the implementation of the 2005 recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC):
Washington D.C. – Standing in on behalf of Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA), U.S. Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) today served as the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee and delivered the following opening statement for the committee’s hearing on ongoing security and stability operations in Afghanistan:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today congratulated House and Senate conferees for finalizing and filing the conference report for H.R. 1585, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The conference report for H.R. 1585 authorizes $506.9 billion in budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. Additionally, the legislation authorizes $189.4 billion in supplemental funding to support current operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Global War on Terrorism.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today called the recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) conclusion that Iran has "stopped" its weapons program "flat wrong."
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Senior Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today announced that Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has been selected to be the new Ranking Member of the committee’s Readiness Subcommittee.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today criticized Senate Democrats for accepting an amendment to the conference report for the Intelligence Authorization Act that would place American citizens and troops at greater risk. Coming on the heels of a successful GOP proposal last night instructing House conferees to strike all earmarks from the bill, Senate Democrats today in a closed-door meeting maneuvered to add an amendment offered by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) that would apply the interrogation procedures publicly outlined in the Army Field Manual to the intelligence community.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Senior Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today released the following statement on the intelligence community’s newest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s nuclear intentions and capabilities:
Washington, D.C. --- In response to the Chinese government’s recent decisions not to allow U.S. naval vessels access to its ports, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today urged President Bush to meet with congressional leaders as soon as possible to discuss an adjustment in America’s policies toward China.
Washington, D.C. --- On the eve of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, called on the Secretary of Defense and the military services to aggressively implement current defense policy to ensure that American service members injured or killed in the line of duty do not forego their enlistment or reenlistment bonuses when those injuries or death preclude further service. Recent media reports indicate that the military has required service members to repay enlistment and reenlistment bonuses when they were unable to fulfill their commitments due to injury.
Washington, D.C. --- Following the release of a new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), House Armed Services Committee ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today called for the United States and its allies to confront the reality of Iran’s nuclear program. The report confirmed that the rogue nation is pressing ahead with sensitive nuclear development activity, including the installation and operation of 3,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges.
Rep. Hunter’s statement follows: