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could go on and on, issues that may be 20 or 30 years ago congress and the executive branch would figure out a compromise and put together a bill. that doesn't happen anymore. the buck stops with the supreme court in a way that is unprecedented in our history. given the supreme supreme court is making these impactful decision in our lives the least we as a public can do is press them to have transparency and accountability. >> colonel steve warrants spoke from baghdad about the ugly fight against isis, the recent terror attack in turkey and russia's withdrawal from syria. this briefing is 45 minutes. [inaudible]
[inaudible] >> steve, good morning to you. i want to give a quick check. can you hear us all right? i hear you loud and clear, how do you hear me. >> we hear you. the floor is yours. >> good morning and thanks for having me again as always, reporters forgive me for being late, the baghdad metro is running slow and driving me crazy. hopefully they will get it cleared up. so good morning pentagon press i do have are few remarks that we can get to questions. let's get the map pulled up and get started. i will start off with operation desert links, last week as part of desert links the isf drops
some blank on villages in the ukraine bradys valley. this is in between * wanted six on the map. these leaflets provided citizens with safety instructions and they warned isis that cps alliance are close. it was to reduce civilian casualties and we can isis morale. since since the drop, an estimated 35000 civilians have been evacuated and have received a life saving supplies. also the isf detained 149 isil fighters who are attempted blend in. they are now in custody and will be prosecuted by the iraqi government. north to romani isis focus sees the police station.
the counter attack and successfully retook that station killing about 50 isis fighters along the way. before we moved to syria i would like to highlight ongoing training efforts in iraq. today, the us-led coalition has trained within 20,000 members of the isf, providing them the skills and equipment to succeed on the battlefield. particularly noteworthy, has been a training the coalition has provided iraq a special operation forces. recently, 459 trainees graduated from the commando course in baghdad. commando course is eight weeks long and included training in urban combat, close close quarters of battles and battlefield medicine. of note, the course was taught by iraqis with advisers from the coalition serving as mentors. we welcome those new 459 members of the iraqi counterterrorist service.
moving to syria, on the line which is star number seven in the upper left-hand corner of the map, opposition forces continue to engage isil along with the troops. opposition forces seized towns and villages and repelled the tax and other villages. i have video i would like to show you. it demonstrates some of the precision that we bring to the battlefield. so please roll the video. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible]
[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> just two examples of the type of precision we can bring as we strike trucks, technicals and other enemy capabilities. the last point, onstar number number nine on the map syria democratic forces continuing clearing operation supported by more than 150 coalition airstrikes. these operations have killed 636 enemy fighters, freed 32 euros 80 women who who have been held
a slave in isil and gained 3017 square kilometers. square kilometers. this is a good and successful operation. that concludes my update. i did not see who is there so i will take the first question. >> colonel, hello. on your last point about regaining territory, what is your latest estimate of the percentage of territory that islamic state has lost in syria as opposed to iraq over the post you're in half? >> so iraq, between 21 and 25000 square kilometers for approximately 40% of the territory they once held. our update on syria really is as of one, february it does not aim include all of the operations.
as of then it was about 10% of the territory they once held. approximately between four and 5000 square kilometers. obviously i read out an additional 3000 so that number is increasing rapidly. i think you're safe to report more than 5000 are between five and 7000 is about where it lands. once we get the final monthly analysis. >> hello. on the 20000 trained isis fighters, we previously heard that iraq would need about eight-fighters, how close are we with a 20000? >> so the numbers won't work like that. a lot of the fighters we have trained our operating in a bar.
we are have to train some new ones, some that we have already trained we will retrain. so it is not going to be that cleanable cut. up up till now about 20000 trained. that includes the travel fighters, cts, federal police, that is a full-blown iraqi security force. you're going to need somewhere in the ball park of eight army brigades for that assault into mozilla. additionally we expect others and cts. >> on a separate topic, various news agencies are reporting iraq is preparing to take car cook? can you confirm that?
>> we already have control of that area. it is really what you're seeing is discussion on areas west, the answer is yes, the iraqis are preparing to take back their whole country. there are various operations happening simultaneous. you can sit on the map. i map. i only highlighted the most active ones recently. we have close to nine stars and nine circles which represent the fights. there is activity across the battlefield. forces are fighting as far north, south, and west and east
- make their operations being conducted across the entire battlefield. >> steve with mpr. as far as the russian forces are concerned, can you give us a sense of how many if any more russian aircraft have left? also russian officials have said they will continue airstrikes against what they called terrorists, can you give us a sense of any airstrikes over the past 24 or four or 48 hours by the russians and where they have been? >> we have seen a small handful of russian air force depart, eight or ten. we have seen the russians fly shorties in the last 24 hours but they have not done any strikes. we have seen movement of troops,
no troops, no significant number of troops have departed syria yet. we have communication of small units packing up. it is still early to tell how the russian withdrawal is going to develop. we will continue to watch it. >> the eight - ten you mentioned was that the initial first day, have you seen additional aircraft leaving beyond day one? >> it was stretched out, i guess it was all of day one for us and overnight for you guys i think. >> colonel, as andrew tillman. i want to ask about romani. you about romani. it has been at least one month since we heard that romani was clear the daily airstrike
reports talk about it in a near that area fighting positions then utility positions, just wondering if you can give us a sense of what is going on there and is there any evidence or concern that isis is trying to regain a foothold there. >> isil is not operating in the city of romani, i don't think have the capability or combat power the strikes that we report out we use it as a reference point for example this operation we just mentioned north of romani, it's a north of ramadi, you have to look at ramadi in order to get a sense of the
country. we do believe isil is trying to conduct operations, as iraq you forces are continuing the very difficult and painstaking process of reducing the ied's and the booby-traps, and minds that they discovered saltines of a couple of terrorists will try to infiltrate into ramadi and create disruption. also to tie up iraq he forces and to continue to provide security to help prevent against these type of attacks. otherwise these forces forces can be used in operation desert links. this is a tactic we have seen, we expected and the iraqis have been dealing with it.
>> the kurds today announced they wanted and plan to declare a federal stay in northern syria. have they notified oa are about this and how does this affect the overall shape of the operation in syria if they make this announcement? >> this is a political matter, not something that oa are has a hand in. it's really internal. iraq e politics it will not affect one way or the other. our operations against isil. >> and i concern that they could potentially switch from going after the islamic states to ascending that's not a concern. >> as of now they give us no
reason to believe they will stop fighting isil. >> you mentioned movement of russian troops, are they support troops at the airbase, are these artillery units that were deployed, who are they? where they located in the country? >> they appeared to be support type troops. the artillery that we have seen remains on feel. we have not seen that move. that's the answer. >> so support troops at the airbase? >> rights. it is hard to tell exactly if they were clerks or what they were.
the field of forces remain repealed. >> to follow up on david's question, other russian forces that have been essentially working with syria forces, are those forces do they remain in place? of a still active? is there any sign that the syrian offensive against some of the rebel forces is abating in any form or fashion? as the russians pulled back full for support of the syrian operations? >> in accordance with the agreed cessation of facilities we have seen if a fairly notable reduction in the amount of activity against the opposition
force. the regime are in a process of attacking isil forces in and around a palm era. the russian forces continue to provide support for that operation. that operation into that city against isil continues. nothing really to report on operations against the moderate opposition. generally speaking, and of course there are exceptions, but have not been significant offensive against the opposition. >> we can look at the raw facts of what is going on on the ground, but what is the analysis from your end of it, from the
intelligence? in taking a look at what the russians appear to be doing or not doing. is there any analysis on what the russians are up to here? >> we are working diligently to come up with that. it is difficult to tell. it's been been less than 48 our so far. the russians have said they plan a withdrawal of the ground forces. and other forces, there has been a relatively minor withdrawal of air combat power, there is been an equally minor withdrawal of ground forces or of troops that are not aircraft, but none of it , we have not seen a significant reduction in our combat power the air combat
power slightly reduced but that is it, it's difficult to know what the russians we were not expecting the announcement in the first place. we compare their words to their actions, we'll have to wait and see what develops. there is been some public analysis that the russian airpower there, the russians pretty much drove those forces as far as they could stretch them. they actually need to be rehabilitated, that date may be in part the reason those aircraft are being withdrawn, is there any sense of that from your vantage point there? >> no, there is not there's a few things, the regime can still
-- they still have enough power to take some more grounds if the russians choose to support it. but they are beginning to thin out a little bit. it's a balance our general assessment is that the regime could continue to push if they received russian air support. so the answer is, at this point here at this level in iraq and syria, it's difficult difficult to know what the russian is at this point there's a long list of possibilities, rather than get into each and everyone to have them, we will we will continue to focus on fighting isil and watching what the russians do so that we can decide how to proceed kernel, do you have any update on the detainee and kurdish control right now with the kurds have said may be an american?
any update on who he is or what he was doing? >> i do not have an update on him. that's not a a matter that we are involved with that all. if it is an american i would simply be an american who has been arrested overseas, fall squarely in the lap of the state department. if it someone who has committed crimes and his american then there bring in the justice department but from our perspective we simply do not have information. so has any members of the coalition are u.s. members spoken of him yet? whether or not he is an american, he could could have been an isis fighter, is this not somebody the coalition would
want to speak to to glean intelligence? >> we have not spoke to him as far as i know, the kurds actually managed to collect a member number of fighters over the last several months, i briefed this before, as we as we see the morale began to crack, as we see isil take increase losses, some of the messages begin to penetrate as they wake up and realize the caliphate is not the land of rainbows and unicorns, they threw down their guns and run away. the kurds scooped them up. we do not interview everyone of those, most are low-level foot soldiers, the kurds are fully capable of interviewing them and collecting intelligence so the
answer is no, we are not that interested. >> you said if he is an american, so is that implying the kurd has not even told old ar that they have an american captive? >> again, this is a matter matter that is being worked between the state department and the iraqi government with this much going on with the united states on that battlefield, the understanding from us at the pentagon would be that you would at least be notified if there is an american captive. are you saying to the state department? again, we are not interested,
our focus is to fight isil. somebody who had arrested and may or may not be an american citizen is not an issue we are concerned about. >> the turks are saying that one of the women that carried out the deadly attack in turkey was connected with the y pg, that she was trained by the y pg, are you aware of this? we certainly seen the press reporting on this matter, we
take it for what it is, i have not seen the intelligence on this individual so i cannot confirm it for you. the connection between the y pg in the cake kk is not a matter for me to get into at all, this is really a national level intelligence matter, probably best saved for the professors and the state department. >> they are some worried that the y pg is being held by the u.s., if they are worried that some of these could actually be used by pkk certainly any help that we give to any group we always have to keep an eye on what is happening with the
equipment ammunition and supplies, that applies across the board to any group that we interact with. that's why we sent folks into syria to keep an eye on things, it's why we have various measures in place. we will keep these measures in place. if we see equipment or weapons deliberately being transferred places they shouldn't be transferred then that is something we'll take action on. for the time being, the forces that we are working within syria, we are satisfied they are aligned with our objectives. >> i wanted to follow-up because i do not really understand your answer on interrogating people that are detained, if you could please clarify, the u.s. u.s. military from what i am understanding you saying there is not a question directly or
interrogate anybody who is detained by the iraqi, the the kurds, any other groups that you are affiliated with, you leave it to them. by that definition are the only two people you ever interrogated the detainee in charge of the chemical program? will wire you not interested in interrogating other people for their isis intelligence? >> great question and thank you for the opportunity to clarify that. certainly we do conduct interrogations, it depends on who the individual is. whoever initially collects the individual is able to make an assessment on how important or how the intelligence value that would be useful to us or interest, course we work very
careful with the iraqis and kurds and we have a very robust relationship. we do not have the mass here in iraq to interview every single, i told you in the opening 147, 149 suspected isis members collected up amongst the 35000 idp's that were going south. but we do not have the manpower to interview all 149 of them. nine of them. that is a lot. interviews take a long time. so there is a triage, some we interview, some we do not. a different follow-up question then on a different location in iraq, is there anything you can tell us about isis presence influence in and around tell a far?
tell a far as indian country? it is thick, we strike there as often as we find a target to strike there. that is baghdad land, between teleflora and mosul that is really probably the thickest, strongest stronghold of isil in iraq. so seriously, it is that area between -- is that more of a stronghold of key operatives that you think are inside most all at the moment? i was not sure what you're saying when you're talking about the biggest stronghold so to speak.
>> i think between mozilla and tele far. what would be the word, on one end, that zone is where the enemy is the thickest. personnel, leaders, equipment, information, money is moving back and forth within the core door all of the time. continuously. that is where they are, now we have to work our way up there so from the north and from the south, and from the east we are beginning to build a box around the enemy stronghold. it will eventually begin to dismantle.
>> i'm sorry, you broke up bike. >> you said leaders, so what you're telling us is isis leaders if i'm understanding you correctly can still move through this corridor? of fact what we have seen some of the leaders move their families we believe as we placed increased pressure on them so this is an area where they shuttled back and forth from i'm going to follow up with your response to carl's question about the kurds operation for a federal state and northern syria. you have said that it is a political measure and we are not really interested in this, but could you just tell us white
deciding about a group that you're going to support, do you pay attention to political moderation's or ideological background or goals? all of those things get paid attention to but they get paid attention to in washington, they probably can't talk to now because they can't get the metro but these are the things they worry about a national capitals. what we worry about is finding isil and killing them. that is is our focus. as we work with various partners and take advantage through d.c. and the national capitals, they come back with having been appropriately vetted and we work with them. you don't command to or look for example oversee what these people are doing over the is that what you're saying? it is just looking at the
country and then decide about the group and then bring the group to un and say okay were going to give these people information? is that the process, to what extent is they playing the role in this process the pentagon can speak from that themselves, our role here at the ground level is to evaluate attack so if we see reporting that individuals are violating entire warfare or mistreating prisoners or they are not using the equipment we provide correctly, that's what we look into take action on
going back to your figure about 35000 people living mozilla, was that a result and how significant is that in comparison with other figures and iep figures, since a significant uptick? also talk about i will let you answer that one and i will ask another. >> as much as i'd like to attribute all 45002 a single, it is doubtful. it's probably at several things. leaflet drop certainly help, it may have uncorked the dam so to speak. then there's the phone calls calls and text messages by family members. there is still local tv and
local radio still works around here. people just see on tv operation desert link started, the good guys are coming, there's a lot of shooting going to be involved, let's get out of the way. so that is what it is. these idp movement just snowball. which is probably inappropriate for a desert but you get my point. so what they're doing is moving south, we have observed there are some idp camps being set up with it combination to the idp's itself. obviously it did not happen for ramadi but one of the reasons it didn't happen is because isil was so deliberate about their policy in that city, too early
to determine what the conditions are in that stretch of the euphrates river. it starts west of -- and it moves up, we dropped the leaflets, word is getting out, and all of the personal, the population and civilians are moving south into the desert there. does that answer a question and how significant of a factor is it that has to be dealt with? >> it is a factor. 35k, that's a large number. that's large that's a lot of
people that need to be fed, water, sheltered etc. so it's cetera. so it's a challenge to the iraqi government, they're working through it, it's not perfect, i think they would admit that but they're trying the best to work through it. there's other humanitarian agencies involved. i'm not prepared to brief on the humanitarian situation at large but i know there is a significant humanitarian effort on going. there are hundreds of thousands of internally displaced personnel throughout iraq. it's a significant problem more than just this one area. to get back to your question, in one sense it helps. as civilians move out of the way of the advancing forces it makes the job of the advancing forces easier. they can be less concerned about collateral damage and harming civilians. at the same time, this influx of
idp's, internally displaced persons, creates other sets of problems. specifically of problems. specifically they have to be taken care of and protected. let's not forget they are very vulnerable when you are in a tent clumped together in a known location. it creates a protection issue as well. these are issues the iraqi government is working through. were trying to help where we can. of course the humanitarian agencies, usaid, is a big player here as well. >> my question in regards to the campaign against isil, do u.s. forces believe that after retaking ramadi and achieving many gains on the ground that the war against isil has reached a turning point? do you still believe this will
take many years to do defeat isil? >> that's a terrific question. have we reached a turning point? i'm not paired to declare a turning point yet. what i will say is that we believe this enemy is on the defensive. they are in a defensive crouch like a fighter who is in the ring, whose arms are getting heavy, his knees are starting to get weak, he has become more more vulnerable to our tax. that that said he still a snap left in his jab and a ability to throw a strong right hand. he still dangerous. with every tick of the clock he is getting weaker. we believe the end is inevitable. it's impossible to predict a timeline. this goes until it's over.
but we're going to stay focused. the iraqis will stay focused. we'll continue to keep the pressure on this enemy. that is what is causing the problem. he can't breathe because we have kept the pressure on everywhere. pressure in and bar, we sliced and severed supply lines along the border. this pressure continues and the pressure caused them to not bill function and not really have any good decisions. he's only in a place where the decisions he can make his back. hopefully hopefully we'll end this sooner rather than later. >> i love your boxing metaphors. i had a question about the 35000
who are fleeing. you said 149 ice is fighters hiding in that group. what happens to the wives and children of isis fighters? have you found families within those 35,000? i they cared? i they cared for the same or what type of policies have the government of iraq and u.s. put into place for these folks? >> they are all screened. they are determined to be some sort of threat or potential threat than the iraqi government will adjudicate that appropriately. if not a threat they are brought back into the general population. they go through screening process. >> let me finish. so remember a lot of these
families were not families voluntarily. we see that. we all read that amazing piece over the weekend about the ucd slaves being forced to take contraception, there's some amazing, brutal, disgusting conduct by this enemy. not all of these families are willing families. not all these families, some that came over and having to succumb to the propaganda they put out early on there having some buyers remorse. this is all screening that has to be done and determinations made in every case. >> so wives and children that have been detained at this point after failing the screening process?
>> that something i do not know. i can look into it. i'm not -- the iraqis are under no obligation to give us that information. i can ask ask around and if i find out i will let you know. but we do not know. >> anybody else. >> we have one more. >> any impacts yet but isis -- >> we are certainly -- this is a good mission. it is going to be a blow to this enemy. he was probably their most important leader. he had a nickname like the father of neat because of his tendency to throw forces into
battle in consideration of how they would fare. they just kept pouring forces into the meatgrinder and they're getting chewed up. but he is a charismatic and well thought of leader, very dynamic leader. it is notable he went down as the pressure was being put on that city. it tells you how important that city was. title. so killing him that is a hard shot to this enemy. they will have a hard hard time recovering. there is not a second guy at his level to our knowledge that will step up and continue at the level he was operating. it will hurt them. >> ..
[inaudible conversations] the. >> today we will proceed with fiscal 2017, curve resolution of the budget. the one to begin by thanking the ranking member to develop a structure that closely follows practice to consider that budget resolution in an orderly fashion. i thank everyone for their cooperation. to there is a lot of cooperation i now recognize the gentleman from indiana. >> to be consistent with clause four house rule 16 the chairman unauthorized be
met without objection. >> assisted with the improvement i ask unanimous consent of 45 and is controlled by the majority then the minority. then followed by the ranking member than the majority will be allowed to use that 45 minute block. and without objection so ordered. after the presentation to ask questions as a staff walk-through is one hours and members may ask any questions after the walk through we will proceed with the arrangements and i will describe that in more detail at that point.
before moving to opening statements but i want to recognize tom who has served as staff director for the democrats on the minority side at this point, this is his 20th budget marco spee and his last. [applause] [laughter] we are applauding it is his 20th. not the last. [laughter] >> he has been a delight to work with and he has done extremely well we will issue a and godspeed and all the best. we will proceed with opening statements.
>> before we get to opening statements i also want to say here in this through with all members gathered coming thanks to tom who has served as this committee so admirably over many, many years and he is the kind of person you want to work with who has strong views and values i will have some other ceremonies later but to be the last markup it also with the federal budget adult -- employees of your budget.
in then we talk about that later. spec and also looking at greater flexibility in trace for federal workers. [laughter] we now begin opening statements then we will move to the majority side for the balance of the 45 minutes welcome again the bar smoking -- racking up fiscal 17 for a stronger budget for a stronger america to get the fiscal house in order to hold washington accountable to foster these environment and ensure a strong national defense.
the values that the outcomes to send power back to the states like national security and strengthen those that our critical to the economic security the budget reflects the concerns from the american people who would be frustrated and angry with the country goes down the long track. to get the country moving in the right direction. it is important to understand why we debate the budget in the first place. with a healthy and functioning budget process to ensure we have a healthy legislative body to ensure congress is appropriately exercising the constitutional duty. to give us the
responsibility to practice oversight to ensure those tax dollars are spent in the accountable manner also too late for ruth a vision of how we would tackle not just short-term budgetary needs but long-term challenges as well ahead to make improvements with medicare and medicaid to provide important services better on the and sustainable path to congress must not seek more power to the executive branch we also cannot surrender to the status quo when the time is demanded. those common-sense ideas will it achieve $7 trillion
to help with greater economic growth. into beyond the discretionary side of the ledger. this makes up one-third in the hitherto third is the automatic spending the relatively large amount of time here in congress and far too little time how to address the and sustainable growth of automatic spending. the worst fiscal shapely will be in with this trajectory but the longer we ignore problems like medicare the bigger the threat to our fellow americans. let's be clear the threat to see yourself is not coming from us try to save medicare to provide more choices and higher quality but those who are unwilling to do anything realistically secure and
strengthen the program they're either feeling those were headed toward insolvency. this shows a commitment to doing what is right to ensure a brighter future for all americans. whether tax reformer other health care reform to have the resources they need we will move forward to increase economic growth and opportunity to hold washington and accountable to keep the nation safe. now we will recognize the member. >> last night we saw a donald trump with the march on the republican party with the divisive a and ugly
campaign hitting one american after another. but this congress will have a counterweight but this is the budget that divides america. team to provide great benefits to those who are doing very well if you're at the top of that economic ladder it is a great budget but for anybody else a struggling working family if you are a student to go to college to come now debt-free this will he between the eyes. another budget that helps those who are doing just fine at the expense of
everybody else in america is based on the theory of trickle-down economics as long as people at the top get tax breaks it will lift everybody else up. but it has now lifted all sides just the yachts. i am troubled by how we got here. to say we want to hold the budget process the first time in 40 years that this committee has refused to hear from the representative. what they have a democratic or republican president we are here today we will talk about that today.
and the share for the first time broke with that bipartisan tradition. we are only here because of the deal that we made to use the other committees to make significant reductions so the ways and means committee the social services block grant half that many goes to kids in the other half goes to seniors like meals on wheels, a child protective services in the great irony is the chairman talks about those who are struggling and programs of local flexibility. that is what the plot period
does. we have always worried through the block grant programs but to eliminate them but that is exactly what you have done with the social services block grant. that will hit the child tax credits for 3 billion kids for working families that is the price paid to even gather here this morning now look at the budget before us now. it doesn't close a single tax break if you are a hedge fund manager with schoolbus drivers people who were working out there every day. it doesn't deal with the issue of american corporations. food is that come after?
it cuts medicaid by a trillion dollars. it gets medicare by ford and $50 it reopens the prescription drug. but on the discretionary side in 2018 dramatically disinfest in america. in the chairman of the republican appropriation committee is unsustainable the yet this doubles yet five times of the sequestered cuts. that innovation invested in an early programs to
modernize infrastructure globally. celebrate the mistake it is great for those at the top that the expense of everybody else even after all that it doesn't balance it would make the enron accounted plush. did you tell your folks so once again not a single tax break is help to reduce the deficit. so we are looking forward to the debate ended is
unfortunate for the first time before year's republicans decided that no everyone is afraid of listening to but we will have this debate. >> would you yield two minutes? >> and americans will see very to different visions of america's future. we hope it stays a balance without raising taxes over 10 years. we will offer an alternative to continue on the path of spending led by a president and willing to lead that need to be made but instead it expanded a budget that will never balance.
the budget to unite in the goal. but the fact of the matter is if we cannot afford to keep spending but that a real division they divide the current generation of the next generation. because that $19 trillion of debt will be paid by anyone. we will be dead. that will grow at $25 trillion over the next tender 20 years and i can help think of anything more unfair than that. literally of sustainable.
generational a. to take responsibility we made the tough decisions and put america on a new path that doesn't allow for that kind of thievery. >> and working so hard to put together a budget that doesn't need the testimony as we hear year after year that lead to a fantasy budget we have a real plan and i thank you for your leadership as well. >>. >> end with that so very
true that dated to a goddess to date the debt is almost double that with one digit% of gdp now they owe more money to the creditors and those in the country. in there are two issues here. with the spending the people's represented with that appropriation bills. one-third of total spending of 2026 with those that are not even authorized by a lot. that is the initial blueprint as the alternative
to the past seven years of failed policies republicans will balance the budget but to go forward to address these issues to deal with the automatic spending of the appropriation bill of those programs that have not been authorized by congress. >> we recognize the gentleman from florida. >> it is no secret with those levels of instability around the world if you consider the world today been to build up the military is crucial. it is the indispensable foundation is and isn't more
necessary in it is now. with their reset the current administration has failed to read in a prison - - two lead in a position of weakness russia and china and cuba and iran are aggressively expanding their sphere of influence for growth to commit deadly attacks of these threats are persisting at those lovell's necessary to keep america safe in dell level of support above and beyond what the administration has offered to prohibit the close of guantanamo so for those reasons lampreys to
support this resolution and i yield back my balance of time. >> interest on an $18 trillion debt to exceed the current defense spending of six years in the grip themselves to turn us away from this future is to stay that course with discretionary spending in doesn't balance intel 2026 but only bin 27 pager one dash grader the future years that has eluded us. the first is mandatory spending setting aside a trust fund nearly
$1 trillion directly fatah treasury without the appropriation the second is spending for the programs that expired years ago. the current environment is impossible by proposed the al leadership measures taken -- that can be taken now to phase out these fiscally irresponsible practices to ensure that can offset discretionary spending in the same bill. is contingent on agreement to have confidence to have set a course to balance the budget we can stay the course and pray to god we have enough time left.