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April 9, 2019 Press Release
"I have seen the unfunded needs for the Army and across the Services, including readiness, improved facilities, and your stated goal of modernizing the force – those needs are great. This Committee wants to be your partner in achieving your goals, but it appalls me when the funding that Congress appropriates to enhance our military superiority is used to finance non-military functions via a unilateral decision by the President."
April 3, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's budget hearing on Defense Health Programs:

This afternoon the Subcommittee will receive testimony on the Defense Health Program and military health system.

We welcome six witnesses:

March 27, 2019 Press Release
House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) today denied the Department of Defense’s request to use Defense funds for an unauthorized wall on the southern border of the United States.
March 26, 2019 Press Release
"This Subcommittee has provided the Reserve Component with significant resources through the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account – an appropriation which is not included in the President’s Budget Request, as well as additional funding for counter-drug operations, Humvee modernization, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and more."
March 8, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees today demanded Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan provide documents related to the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall or barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 17, 2016 Press Release

Chairman Frelinghuysen, I would like to begin by conveying my deep appreciation for your steady leadership of the Defense Subcommittee.  Your commitment to this subcommittee’s tradition of cooperative bipartisanship is unwavering and it is a pleasure working with you. 


I also would like to express my gratitude to Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, and the other Members of the Subcommittee for their efforts.  And thank you to the Subcommittee staff and the associate staff for their hard work.


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June 10, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Frelinghuysen, I want to congratulate you on the bipartisan and transparent manner in which you crafted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense bill.  In your inaugural year as the Chairman of the Defense Subcommittee, you have continued the strong collegial tradition set by our predecessors.  Further, you have been an unrelenting advocate for the oversight responsibilities and constitutional prerogative of the Subcommittee – thus our full Committee – in areas of the Department of Defense (DOD) that have lapsed and ignored the import of Article I, Section 9.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairmen Frelinghuysen and Rogers, Ranking Member Visclosky, Secretary Hagel, General Dempsey, Undersecretary Hale, and the rest of our distinguished guests.

March 4, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:

“The FY2015 budget and appropriations process offers Congress its best opportunity in years to reject the politics of brinkmanship and crisis management, and instead fulfill our responsibility to invest in our future, create and protect jobs, and support services on which American families rely.