Defense (112th Congress)
Witness: Lieutenant General Michael D. Barbero, United States Army, Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 5856, the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Before us today is the Subcommittee recommendation for the fiscal year 2013 Department of Defense budget. This recommendation includes base funding of $519.2 billion, which is $3.1 billion above the CBO estimate of the President’s request, and overseas contingency operations funding of $88.5 billion, the same as the request.
Thank you, Chairman Young and Mr. Dicks, for your remarks and your laudable leadership on this Committee. You both, as well as our dedicated staffs, have helped craft an excellent bill that provides the necessary resources to keep our country safe and that will advance our important missions around the globe.
To consider: Full Committee Mark Up for the Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2013 and the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2013
Purpose: Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2013
Please note that this subcommittee mark up is closed.
Notice of Subcommittee Mark Up