Hearing: U.S.-China Trade Impacts on the U.S. Defense Industrial Base

June 23, 2005

124 Dirksen Senate Office Building
1 st Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Co-Chairs: Commissioners Michael Wessel, William Reinsch, and Larry Wortzel



  • Opening Statement by Chairman Richard D'Amato [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Vice Chairman Roger W.Robinson, Jr. [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Commissioner Michael Wessel [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Commissioner William Reinsch [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Commissioner Larry Wortzel [Remarks]

9:30-10:00 am Congressional Perspectives

  • Congressman Donald A. Manzullo (IL) [Testimony]

10:00-11:30 am Administration Views

  • The Honorable Peter Lichtenbaum, Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce [Testimony]

11:30 am -12:30 pm The Defense Industrial Base and the 21 st Century Warfighter

  • Dr. William Schneider, President, International Planning Services, Inc., Washington, DC

1:30-3:00 pm The Aerospace, Manufacturing Technology, and Specialty Metals Industrial Base

  • Mr. Pierre Chao, Director of Defense Industrial Initiatives, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Paul Freedenberg, Vice President – Government Relations, Association for Manufacturing Technology, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Jack Shilling, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Technical Officer, Allegheny Technologies, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA [Testimony]

3:00-4:30 pm The IT, Semiconductor, and Shipbuilding Industrial Base

  • Dr. William Howard, Chairman, Defense Science Board Task Force on High Performance Microchip Supply, Defense Department
  • Dr. James Lewis, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Ms. Amy Praeger, Director of Legislative Programs, American Shipbuilding Association, Washington, DC [Testimony]