ROGERS STATEMENT ON HOUSE DEMOCRATS FY22 DEEMING RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement opposing the House Democrats’ discretionary topline number the House will vote on today. The House Democrats’ FY 2022 budget number cuts $16 billion from President Biden’s budget but does not detail where that cut comes from:
“The House Democrats’ budget number cuts $16 billion from President Biden’s budget. President Biden’s woefully inadequate defense budget already constitutes a cut of over $4 billion in real dollars. As the House authorization and appropriations process moves forward, not one cent of that $16 billion cut can come from national defense accounts.”
* The bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission recommended an annual 3 to 5 percent increase above the rate of inflation for the combined defense budget to “meet the ends the NDS establishes”.
* HASC Republicans, led by Ranking Member Rogers, believe an increase of 3 to 5 percent above inflation in National Defense Function is a prudent amount that will enable the military to stay ahead of evolving threats from our adversaries.