Thursday, March 12, 2009

DEM. Griffithpushes missile budget
U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, D-Huntsville, testified Wednesday before the House Budget Committee and asked Congress to make the missile defense budget a top goal when prioritizing defense projects for fiscal year 2010.

"As the administration and Congress look to fund defense projects for 2010, we would be remiss to forget about the importance of missile defense," Griffith said. "According to the president's outline, the Department of Defense will have $533.7 billion for its base budget for 2010, which is a four percent increase from 2009 funding. While this is a moderate increase, we must keep in mind that we are spending billions of that increase on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."