Arlington, VA — Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) joined a broad, bipartisan coalition in support of the proposed amendment on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI). Coalition members include the Project on Government Oversight, the Defense Priorities Initiative, and Heritage Action for America.
The coalition penned a letter addressed to members of the Senate urging them to support the McCain-Reed amendment to “modernize the Pentagon’s basing footprint” and reduce excess overhead. The coalition calls BRAC “a fair, proven way to update domestic bases to reflect new strategic reality.”
CVA Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement:
“America is facing imminent security threats abroad and a skyrocketing national debt at home. BRAC has broad support because it strengthens our military while saving taxpayer dollars. We’re proud to stand with groups from both sides of the aisle in support of the McCain-Reed amendment and we urge the Senate to include this common-sense measure in this year’s NDAA.”
It is estimated that the Pentagon is currently operating on a twenty percent excess infrastructure capacity and that BRAC would potentially save $2 billion in one year.
CVA is currently urging its activists to contact their Senators in support of the McCain-Reed amendment.