Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement after more than 80 House Republicans joined a letter to the House Budget Committee stating they would not back down on last year’s budget deal of $574 billion for national defense base requirements.

“I am proud to lead the over 80 House Republicans who stand by last year’s budget agreement to ensure our national defense is fully funded. As we face continued terror threats, it is critically important that we sustain our military and meet contingency operations requirements so that we can provide our next President with viable strategic options.”

Congressman Turner sent a similar letter to House leaders regarding defense funding and the House budget resolution. That letter signed by 70 House Republicans, received overwhelming support and resulted in a budget deal that fully funded defense.