Budget Hearing: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 3, 2014 [open pdf - 311KB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 3, 2014 budget hearing, "Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities" before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development of the House Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Mike Simpson: "The activities funded under Weapons Activities are needed to sustain our nuclear deterrent and ensure strategic stability at a time when other nations are modernizing their nuclear stockpiles and enhancing their own capabilities. With the recent events in Ukraine and a resurgent Russia, the stability that our nuclear weapons stockpile provides our nation and its allies should be valued more highly than ever. The President's Budget Request for Weapons Activities is $8.3 billion, an increase of $534 million, or 7%, over the fiscal year 2014 level." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mike Simpson, Bruce Held, Don Cook, and James C. Dawkins Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations: http://www.appropriations.house.gov/