Washington, D.C. --- Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and members of the House Armed Services Committee will hold a press conference this afternoon to criticize the Democrat leadership’s latest attempt to steal defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.
The press conference will be held in the House Radio/TV Gallery at 2:00 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, November 14th.
Washington, D.C. --- In a letter to the Secretary of the Army, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today encouraged the Army to purchase Blackhawk helicopters instead of Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) that are ill-equipped for firefighting missions. Hunter is the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.
Washington, D.C. --- House Armed Services Committee Ranking Republican Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding Rep. Jim Saxton’s (R-NJ) announcement that he will not seek re-election at the end of the 110th Congress due to health concerns:
Washington, D.C. -- Senior Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee today commended the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy for achieving a new milestone in the Aegis Missile Defense Program. For the first time, the crew of an Aegis destroyer successfully engaged and destroyed two separate ballistic missiles simultaneously.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, released the following opening statement for the Subcommittee’s joint hearing with the Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle program:
Washington D.C. -- Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ), senior Republican on the Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, today released the following opening statement for the joint hearing of the Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee regarding the Mine-Resistant, Armor-Protected (MRAP) vehicle program:
Washington DC – U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today asked that Americans not rush to pull their support from Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Hunter’s statement follows:
Washington D.C. – U.S. House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Saxton (R-NJ) today released the following opening statement for the full committee’s hearing regarding the Air Force’s strategic initiatives:
“Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this very important hearing on the strategic initiatives, and quite frankly, strategic challenges of the Air Force. I’m very pleased to be here because I believe the issues we are addressing are absolutely critical to the nation’s ability to meet the national security strategy. The issues we talk about today will focus discussions and shape decisions as we continue to conference with the Senate on the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), senior Republican on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, today released the following opening statement for the subcommittee’s hearing on the Department of Defense’s (DOD) role in Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) in Iraq and Afghanistan:
Washington DC – U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today wrote to Marine Corps Commandant James T. Conway, recommending that the Marine Corps not displace U.S. Army units in Afghanistan.
In his letter to General Conway, Hunter recommended that America’s allies share a greater part of the burden in Afghanistan, noting the presence of 25,000 U.S. troops -- more than all of our allies combined. Hunter further recommended placing Marine units in “traditional” response posture, where they will be available for military contingencies. Hunter’s letter to General Conway is attached and included below.