Arlington, VA – Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) is reintroducing a bill which would allow the Department of Defense to eliminate or consolidate unnecessary military infrastructure in a move known as “base realignment and closure” (BRAC).
The measure, called the Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act, will seek to fix problems with an older round of BRACs from 2005. Improvements will include lower up-front costs and expedited consolidation requests.
Concerned Veterans for America Policy Director Dan Caldwell issued the following statement:
“We support Rep. Smith’s move to eliminate and consolidate excess military infrastructure. There is no reason to waste taxpayer money on infrastructure that the Department of Defense has deemed unnecessary. This bill will save the Pentagon money that can be reprioritized for equipment, training and other budget items that are essential to our national defense. Members of Congress across both parties should be looking for common-sense opportunities to eliminate waste, lower the national debt, and strengthen our security through a strong economy.”