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2007-HJR67 on Dec 6, 2007

Bill Sponsorship: setting minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP
Source: Resolution for Minimum Defense Budget (HJ.Res.67/SJ.Res.26)
The resolution supports a base Defense Budget that at the very minimum matches 4% of gross domestic product:
  • Whereas the defense of the US is contingent unconditional moral and monetary support from the Congress;
  • Whereas the US is engaged in a long war with those who employ terror;
  • Whereas current equipment is being worn out and damaged and must be rebuilt or replaced;
  • Whereas there is a broad consensus that there must be significant personnel increases of 94,000 soldiers within the next 5 years;
  • Whereas the defense budget is scheduled to drop in the coming years, to just 3.2% of GDP by 2012;
  • Whereas a defense budget of 4% of GDP is far lower than during the Cold War and almost a full percentage point lower than the 'hollow force' era following the Vietnam War;
  • Therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House, That it is the policy of the United States to commit a minimum of 4% of the Nation's gross domestic product to the base defense budget in order to meet the fundamental National security requirements of the United States.

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Homeland Security
    • Headline: Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 2007-HJR67

    Jim Marshall s1oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 

    Republicans participating in 2007-HJR67

    Todd Akin s1oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
    Gresham Barrett s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
    Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
    Paul Broun s1oGA Republican Challenger 
    Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
    Tom Cole s1oOklahoma Republican 
    David Davis s1oTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008) 
    John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Trent Franks s1pArizona Republican 
    Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
    Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
    Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    James Inhofe s1oOK Republican Sr Senator 
    Steve King s1oIowa Republican 
    John Kline s1oMinnesota Republican 
    Randy Kuhl s1oNew York Republican (Unseated 2008) 
    Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
    Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
    Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
    Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican 
    Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
    Rick Renzi s1oArizona Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Jim Saxton s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Mac Thornberry s1oTexas Republican 
    Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
    Robert Wittman s1oVirginia Republican 

    Independents participating in 2007-HJR67

    Elizabeth Dole s1pNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
    Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
    Mel Martinez s1oFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 1
    Republicans: 26
    Independents: 3

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