Authorization Bill Reveals Text Of Amendment Blocking BRAC
Defense Communities 360
June 28, 2013
The Senate Armed Services Committee released the text of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill it passed earlier this month, revealing the exact language of the amendment blocking DOD from carrying out any additional base closure rounds.
The amendment, sponsored by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), would bar future base closure rounds from going ahead until DOD completes an updated review of its overseas bases. It reads as follows:
“No future Base Realignment and Closure round for military installations within the United States, its commonwealths, territories and possessions for realignment or closure shall be authorized until, at the very earliest, the Department of Defense has completed and submitted to Congress a formal review of the overseas military facility structure, which incorporates overseas basing consolidations, an assessment of the need for bases to support overseas contingency operations, and the Department of Defense’s Strategic Choices and Management Review.”