National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities: Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, February 14, 2013 [open pdf - 221KB]
This testimony compilation is from the February 14, 2013 hearing, "National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies. From the opening statement of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: "We are opening this hearing season examining Nuclear Weapons programs run by the Department of Energy, a fitting start given the critical importance of these activities. […] It should be apparent by now how important Weapons Activities is to this subcommittee. The reliability, safety and security of our nuclear deterrent is, to my mind, the single most critical responsibility of this subcommittee and the Department. In fact, this is the only account under our jurisdiction which gets a funding anomaly under the CR [Continuing Resolution]. And these anomalies don't appear out of thin-air. Increases to the NNSA [National Nuclear Security Administration] budget are only available because we cut national security funding elsewhere. This is truly a zero-sum game, and the pot is getting smaller over time." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Neile Miller, Don Cook, and James Dawkins.
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