Military leaders line up to ask for bigger budgets next year

Top leaders from each of the six military services will be on Capitol Hill this week to discuss budget issues as House and Senate leaders move closer to unveiling their fiscal 2023 appropriations plans.

Navy officials are scheduled to appear at three separate congressional hearings this week, including Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

Army chiefs have four, including Army Secretary Christine Wormuth appearing before the same panel on Thursday and before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. .

Leaders of the Air Force, Marine Corps and Space Force will all testify in the same way in budget hearings throughout the week. Coast Guard Commander Adm. Karl Schultz will outline his funding needs during a hearing before the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will also make another budget appearance on Capitol Hill this week, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday morning.

Congressional leaders said they hoped first drafts of next year’s budget would be released by mid-June.

tuesday 10 may

Senate Armed Services—9:30 a.m.—G-50 Dirksen
Global threats
Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, and Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will testify about current threats facing the country.

Senate Votes — 10 a.m. — 192 Dirksen
army budget
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Senate External Relations—2:30 p.m.—106 Dirksen
Applications
The committee will consider several pending nominations, including Bridget Brink to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.

Senate Armed Services—2:30 p.m.—222 Russell
Army modernization
Service officials will testify about modernization efforts and the FY2023 budget request.

Senate Armed Services—2:30 p.m.—G-50 Dirksen
Shipyard infrastructure
Department of Defense and Navy officials will testify about the shipyard’s infrastructure optimization program.

Wednesday May 11

Foreign Affairs Chamber — 9:30 a.m. — 2172 Rayburn
Conflict prevention
State and Defense officials will testify on conflict prevention and stabilization.

Home Armed Services – 10 a.m. – 2118 Rayburn
Navy/Marine Corps Budget
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

House Supply — 10 a.m. — online hearing
USAID budget
Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will testify on her agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2023.

House Credits—10:30 a.m.—2362-A Rayburn
Defense budget
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Home Armed Services – 2 p.m. – 2118 Rayburn
Missile Defense
Vice Admiral Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, and other officials will testify about the strategic forces’ missile defense programs.

House Credits—2 p.m.—2358-C Rayburn
AV search
Departmental officials will testify about current research projects and their impact on veterans.

Veterans’ Home — 2 p.m. — H-210 Visitor Center
veteran suicide
Department officials will testify about veteran suicide prevention efforts.

House Foreign Affairs — 2 p.m. — online hearing
Russian war crimes
State Department officials will testify about war crimes allegations against Russian forces in Ukraine.

House Credits—2:15 p.m.—2362-B Rayburn
Nuclear security
Department of Energy officials will testify on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2023.

Senate External Relations—2:30 p.m.—G-50 Dirksen
USAID budget
Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will testify on her agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2023.

Senate Veterans Affairs — 3 p.m. — 418 Russell
Private Sector Care for Veterans
Department officials will testify about veterans’ health care options within VA and at outside clinics.

Home Armed Services – 4:30 p.m. – 2118 Rayburn
military preparation
Officials from the five services will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request and military readiness issues.

Senate Armed Services—4:30 p.m.—232-A Russell
Space Force budget
Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson and other service officials will testify on Space Force programs and the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Thursday May 12

Senate Armed Services—9:30 a.m.—G-50 Dirksen
Navy budget
Department officials will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Senate External Relations—9:30 a.m.—419 Dirksen
Ukraine
State Department officials will testify about US aid to Ukraine.

Home Armed Services – 10 a.m. – 2118 Rayburn
army budget
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

House Credits—10 a.m.—2362-B Rayburn
Coast Guard Budget
Coast Guard Commander Adm. Karl Schultz will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Veterans’ Home — 10 a.m. — H-210 Visitor Center
Innovative VA care
Ministry officials will testify about potential partnerships to improve VA healthcare programs.

House Credits—10:30 a.m.—2362-A Rayburn
Quality of life in the army
Service officials will testify about the army installation and quality of life issues.

Home Armed Services – 2 p.m. – 2118 Rayburn
Air Force Projection Forces
Service officials will testify about the Air Force’s projection force aviation programs and capabilities.

House Foreign Affairs—2 p.m.—2172 Rayburn
North Korea
Outside experts will testify on US policy toward North Korea.

Home Armed Services – 4:30 p.m. – 2118 Rayburn
DOD Science and Technology Programs
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu will testify on military science and technology strategy, policy, and programs.

Friday May 13

House Credits — 9:30 a.m. — 2359 Rayburn
Air Force/Space Force Budget
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown Jr. and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond will testify on the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Home Armed Services – 10 a.m. – 2118 Rayburn
Modernization of the Marine Corps
Service officials will testify about Marine Corps modernization programs.