Turner on American Budget
by Mike Turner on February 13, 2018 at 1:07 PM
I released the following statement after the release of President Trump’s American Budget:
Today’s budget is a good starting point for funding American priorities in the coming year. In December, I wrote two letters to the White House asking for comprehensive funding to address the opioid epidemic in this coming year. The opioid epidemic continues to ravage our communities and take lives on a daily basis. I am pleased that the White House has included money in their budget to address this emergency and help save lives across the country.
As part of my work as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, I requested additional funding for modernization of our Army Brigade Combat Teams. Today’s budget request submitted by the President allocates important resources to this modernization effort. I am grateful the Administration has recognized the need to modernize our military and is dedicating funding to regain readiness in this proposal.
Additionally, today’s budget will bolster the work being done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that is critical to our national security. I look forward to continuing to advocate for funding for Wright-Patt as we move from this budget proposal into appropriations this year.