House Authorization Chairman: $48 Billion Increase 'Insufficient'

By Dan Dupont / February 4, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Bush administration's proposed $48 billion defense budget increase for fiscal year 2003 is "insufficient" to meet U.S. national security needs, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said today. In a statement, Rep. Bob Stump (R-AZ) said he is encouraged that the FY-03 defense budget request, submitted to Congress today, "continues our efforts to improve the quality of life for America's service members by providing the second significant pay raise in as many years. It is also noteworthy...

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