Carter Remarks at FY24 Budget Hearing for Army Military Construction and Family Housing (As Prepared)

Mar 23, 2023

Good afternoon. Welcome.

Today’s hearing is on the Army’s fiscal year 2024 budget request for military construction and family housing.

It is a great pleasure to be here today with the Honorable Rachel Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment and Lieutenant General Kevin Vereen, Deputy Chief of Staff G9, Installation Management Command.

I had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Jacobson last week. We discussed challenges and opportunities for the Army in INDOPACOM as well as the importance of childcare facilities for our soldiers and their families. I look forward to continuing our discussion today.

Investing in facilities and infrastructure is critical to supporting our soldiers and their families. These investments directly impact the way our soldiers train, sleep, eat, and take care of their families. It is important to me that we continue investing in infrastructure.