Release No: 069-95
February 10, 1995
Secretary of Defense William Perry has issued the following statement on
Congressional action today on the Department of Defense's request for a
supplemental appropriation in FY 1995:
"Our top priority is adequate funding to maintain the readiness of our forces.
Therefore we welcome the quick action by the House Appropriations Committee on
the FY 1995 Defense Supplemental.
"The $3.2 billion supplemental is $670 million more than we requested. To
offset this increase the committee has adopted a recission package of defense
and nondefense programs. We are concerned about the additions and the
recissions, some of which would harm programs to strengthen the defense
industrial base and to advance efforts to dismantle Russia's nuclear arsenal.
We will work with the Congress to resolve these issues."