February 06, 2013

Kaine Statement on Delayed Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman from Norfolk

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following the announcement by the Secretary of Defense today that the USS Harry S. Truman will not be deployed from Norfolk, Va. this week for CENTCOM:

“Today's decision regarding the Norfolk-based USS Harry S. Truman is the clearest sign yet that continued budget uncertainty will have a direct and dangerous impact on our national security and military readiness - not to mention the impact on the servicemen and women and their families who stand to be affected in Hampton Roads. Allowing the sequester to take effect and operating our military under a continuing resolution is poor business, poor budgeting and poor governance. We need to get back to an orderly budget process that prevents political gridlock from creating uncertainty and jeopardizing our national defense.”