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Dec 18, 2014 eNewsletter

BIG NEWS FOR SAN DIEGO AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION—Legislation I authored to reauthorize the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime transportation—an important piece of the San Diego regional economy—is now awaiting the President’s signature after...

Budget cuts should not weaken security

Sep 10, 2014 Column

In 2011, I presented a question to then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates during a budget hearing with the House Armed Services Committee. To get to zero threat, I asked, what would be the annual cost of the defense budget — $1 trillion, $2 trillion or...

Hope to see you at Congress on Your Corner... Benghazi investigation marches on... And more...

Feb 6, 2014 eNewsletter

GIVEN THE APPARENT GOODWILL toward the prospect of regular-order, there’s a lot of attention being paid to the upcoming budget cycle for Fiscal Year 2015, which, for the House and Senate, begins just a few weeks from now.  Though so far, the...

Budget deal needs real Pentagon reforms

Feb 4, 2014 Column

Imagine a combat infantryman with 25 years of military service, through times of war and peace. Now retired, this veteran struggles with back pain and arthritis, warranting a disability rating and modest compensation for decades of grueling service...

Integrity of process endured

Oct 19, 2013 Column

Now that the government shutdown is over, analysis of who was right and who was wrong, who won and who lost is sure to continue for weeks. Consider most of it background noise. Although the politics of the shutdown are enticing, it’s more important...

Let's Put California Back on Track

Jun 5, 2012 Column

With every election comes a choice. Now that the June 5 California state-wide Primary is here, San Diegans have a decision to make and the contrast in choices could not be clearer.  One option is stamping the codependent relationship between the...

Exempt Military Pay from Budget Trigger

Dec 1, 2011 Press Release

Washington D.C.— In a letter to President Obama, Congressman Duncan Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, urged the President to use authority provided in the Budget Control Act to exempt military pay for active duty service...

Hunter: America Needs a Balanced Budget Amendment

Nov 18, 2011 Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Duncan Hunter reiterated strong support for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.  The legislation, considered today, received a majority of votes in the House, but failed to collect the 2/3 majority needed to...

No Good Outcome for National Defense in Debt Deal

Aug 3, 2011 Press Release

Washington DC—Congressman Duncan Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, today said there is “no good outcome for national defense” in the debt limit agreement.  Hunter cautioned any...

Hunter Opposes Latest Debt Limit Proposal, Cites U.S. Security

Aug 1, 2011 Press Release

Washington DC—Today, U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter voted against the latest debt limit proposal due to the likelihood that the special committee created under the plan will fail to reach an agreement and therefore “trigger” $600 billion in defense...

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