Archived Webcast and Transcript of the Markup for the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support for FY 2017, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 10, 2016 [open pdf - 105KB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 10, 2016 hearing, " Archived Webcast and Transcript of the Markup for the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support for FY 2017," before the Senate Committee on Armed Forces. From the opening statement of Kelly Ayotte: "Today the subcommittee meets to mark up an original bill, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. [...] As many witnesses have testified before our committee, the United States confronts a growing and diverse range of threats, and yet the readiness of our armed forces has declined dangerously. This has occurred because our defense budget is based on artificial budget caps rather than an objective assessment of the threats we confront and a clear-eyed determination of the military we need to protect our national security interests. One of the most significant and important priorities for Congress is to eliminate once and for all the defense sequestration and the artificial budget caps that have increased the gap between the military we have and the military that we need to defend this Nation." There are no statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record.
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