Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the President's FY 2013 budget request.
"In the President's State of the Union address he again promised to make the tough choices necessary and prioritize spending as mandated by the Budget Control Act," said Aderholt. "However, upon preliminary review of his FY13 budget request I have great concerns this year's budget looks all too familiar. Once again, the President's request grossly under funds vital security priorities like maritime and border security and is riddled with the same budget gimmicks as last year, including $317 million in increased airline ticket taxes that stand no chance of passing in either Chamber."
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.