House Armed Services Committee
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (L) listens as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the Defense Department's budget request for fiscal year 2014 on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Hagel and Dempsey emphasized the department's need for time to adjust to cuts, and highlighted the budget request's timeline that allows several years before any cuts are scheduled to take effect.
I welcome the Air Force’s reaffirmed commitment to move forward on the tanker program ... Not only is the new tanker a key national strategic asset, it will provide thousands of good-paying jobs in Snohomish County. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will make sure the Air Force follows through on its commitment.
In today's House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Department of Defence budget, a member of the committee read an unclassified passage in a classified report on North Korea's nuclear capabilities
Given the current situation, General Thurman will remain in Seoul next week as a prudent measure. He has asked the Senate Armed Services Committee, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Committee-Defense to excuse his absence until he can testify at a later dateMore quotes »
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