Summary

H.Res. 441: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that further reductions to core national security funding will cause significant harm to United States interests. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Oct 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that further reductions to core national security funding will cause significant harm to United States interests.

Whereas spending on national security did not create the current budget crisis and further cuts to national defense will not solve it; Whereas spending on national defense only constitutes 19 percent of total budget authority; Whereas top leaders of the Department of Defense and the United States Armed Forces have continually warned that significant reductions in defense spending pose serious risks to the future security of the United States; Whereas decisions on future resources for national defense are being made without the necessary foundation of strategy and an assessment of the threats faced by the United States; Whereas the future of United States national security is being decided based on budgetary pressure, placing a range of United States national security interests at risk; Whereas over 90 percent of global trade, worth over $14,000,000,000,000, travels by sea; Whereas 75 percent of the world's maritime commerce travels through a small handful of international straits and canals, which function as strategic choke points; Whereas global energy demand is on the rise and a significant portion of future growth is projected to come from maritime nations such as India and China; Whereas the United States Armed Forces are a vital component of national power and have provided a stabilizing influence for friendly and allied nations around the world; Whereas the modernization of China's People's Liberation Army appears focused on...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 441: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that further reductions to core national security funding will cause significant harm to United States interests.

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