News

Latest News

Dec 12, 2007 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony today on the United States’ long-term seapower strategy.  Witnesses testifying before the committee included the top officers of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.  Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) released the following opening statement for the committee’s hearing:

Dec 12, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. --- In an exchange at an Armed Services Committee hearing today, ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today told the Chief of Naval Operations that the U.S. Navy is in danger of being eclipsed by China’s growing maritime power.  Admiral Gary Roughead, the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Navy, was testifying before the Armed Services Committee on the United States’ new long-term maritime strategy.

Dec 12, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the conference report for H.R. 1585, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 by an overwhelming vote of 370-49.  H.R. 1585 authorizes $506.9 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 $189.4 billion in supplemental funding to support current operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Global War on Terrorism.

Dec 11, 2007 Press Release

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):

Dec 10, 2007 Press Release

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:

Dec 6, 2007 Press Release

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.

Dec 5, 2007 Press Release

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."

Dec 4, 2007 Press Release

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.

Dec 4, 2007 Press Release

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.

Dec 2, 2007 Press Release

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:

Pages