House Committee on Armed Services Hearing: “The Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense”
On Wednesday, June 23, the House Committee on Armed Services held a hearing to review the Department of Defense (DOD) fiscal year 2022 budget request. Members were largely concerned with U.S. capabilities compared to near-peer adversaries, budget decisions, and troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Other topics discussed included nuclear capabilities, mental health of service members, military readiness, and sexual misconduct within the military. Defense Secretary Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley defended the adequacy of the FY22 budget request and outlined the Department’s priorities.
• Honorable Lloyd J. Austin – Secretary of Defense
• General Mark A. Milley – Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Members in Attendance
Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Rep. Kai Kahele (D-HI), Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI).