Granger, Calvert on FY24 Defense Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON – Today, the Defense Subcommittee met to consider its Fiscal Year 2024 bill. The measure was approved by the Subcommittee. Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger and Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert released the following statements after the closed markup.
Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger:
“As we face growing threats around the world, we must provide the men and women of our military with the tools they need to defend our nation. The FY24 Defense bill demonstrates that the United States is serious about investing in our capabilities; we will continue to support our allies; and we are prepared to meet and defeat our enemies.
“Ultimately, this bill strengthens our national defense and military readiness, and I look forward to it moving through the process.”
Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert:
“As Chairman, I wanted the Fiscal Year 2024 Defense Appropriations bill to send a clear message to our adversaries that the U.S. military will have the tools it needs to win any fight.
"To address the increasing global threats, this bill prioritizes investing in America’s military superiority, shaping a more efficient and effective workforce, promoting a culture of innovation, combatting illicit fentanyl and synthetic opioids, taking care of servicemembers, and ensuring that the Department of Defense (DOD) focuses on its mission - not culture wars. This bill rejects many of the Biden Administration’s misguided funding proposals, such as climate change initiatives, far-left social policies, and shrinking the Navy. I ensured this bill provides significant oversight of the Department’s request, resulting in approximately $20 billion in cuts that I have redirected to improve the lethality and readiness of the force.”
A summary of the bill is available here.
Bill text is available here.