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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama
RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, Florida
CLAIR W. BURGENER, California BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
ELDON RUDD, Arizona JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan CHARLES WILSON, Texas
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana ADAM BENJAMIN, JR., Indiana
BILL GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York
JERRY LEWIS, California BO GINN, Georgia
CARROLL A. CAMPBELL, JR., WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
South Carolina JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota JULIAN C. DIXON, California VIC FAZIO, California W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina LES AUCOIN, Oregon DANIEL K. AKAKA, Hawaii WES WATKINS, Oklahoma WILLIAM H. GRAY, III, Pennsylvania BERNARD J. DWYER, New Jersey
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1983
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1982.
HON. RICHARD D. DeLAUER, UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RE
SEARCH AND ENGINEERING ROBERT A. STONE, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENT, AND ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT), OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (MANPOWER, RESERVE AFFAIRS AND LOGISTICS) MAJ. GEN. C. D. WRIGHT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR ENGINEERING AND
SERVICES, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. AIR FORCE BRIG. GEN. JAMES MCCARTHY, SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR MX, DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. AIR FORCE T. K. JONES, DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY FOR STRATEGIC AND THEATER
NUCLEAR FORCES MARVIN C. ATKINS, DIRECTOR, OFFENSIVE AND SPACE SYSTEMS, OFFICE OF UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING MAJ. DONALD J. GRAYBILL, MX CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM MANAGER, ENGINEERING AND SERVICES, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. AIR FORCE
Mr. GINN. The subcommittee will please come to order.
Several of our other members will be dropping in and out. I think every committee on the Hill is meeting this morning. We are delighted to have a member of the full Appropriations Committee sitting in with us this morning, my colleague from the great state of Nebraska, Virginia Smith. Virginia has a very special interest in the future of the MX program, and we welcome your presence here this morning.
Today the committee will review the President's revised program for the near-term basing of our land-based intercontinental ballistic missile system. The Air Force has requested a total of $236 million in fiscal year 1983 to fund testing, training, operational, maintenance, and repair facilities in five locations as well as planning and design.
The $236 million MX request is the single largest construction program proposed in fiscal year 1983. Yet it appears that the program before us is without site designations, design, fully developed cost estimates, and full program coordination.