Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after the release of President Donald Trump’s proposed skinny budget:

“The budget that was released today is a step in the right direction for defense spending from President Obama’s funding levels and President Trump’s initial budget proposal. However, this budget still does not adequately fund our military at the $640 billion requested by both Chairman Thornberry and Chairman McCain. Additionally, this budget does not fully address sequestration, which cripples our military readiness. If the Administration wants to put America first and keep our country safe, Congress and the President must finally fully repeal the sequestration of defense.”

Congressman Turner initially called out the administration’s budget proposal in late February.