Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces today called on Senate Democrats to fund defense:


“It’s very sad that in your comments you have a whole section on impact of congressional inaction,” Chairman Turner said in today’s hearing with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. “But I must say that the House has not really been inactive. We passed a budget and the National Defense Authorization Act. We passed the appropriations bills three times. We’re going to do it again. We really are dealing with a handful of those in the Senate who are causing inaction and I certainly call on Democratic leadership in the Senate to dislodge the defense funding for the military because of the various reasons that you’re giving us of the damage that’s occurring by connecting defense funding to other items.”