Owens Applauds House Opposition to BRAC

Press Release

By:  Bill Owens
Date: May 22, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

The House Armed Services Committee's Readiness Subcommittee today revealed that it included language barring additional BRAC activity for this year's National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Bill Owens applauded the move and issued the following statement:

"A new BRAC round will not achieve the smart, targeted federal spending cuts we need to put our fiscal house in order," Owens said. "I commend the House Armed Services Committee's work to oppose new BRAC activities and look forward to supporting this effort when it comes to the House floor for The House Armed Services Committee's Readiness Subcommittee today revealed that it included language barring additional BRAC activity for this year's National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Bill Owens applauded the move and issued the following statement:

"A new BRAC round will not achieve the smart, targeted federal spending cuts we need to put our fiscal house in order," Owens said. "I commend the House Armed Services Committee's work to oppose new BRAC activities and look forward to supporting this effort when it comes to the House floor for a vote."

The language specifically states that "nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize an additional Base Realignment and Closure round and that none of the funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations contained in this act may be used to propose, plan for, or execute an additional BRAC round." Congressman Owens supported similar provisions when he served on the House Armed Services Committee in years past. Owens now serves on the House Appropriations Committee, sitting on their Defense and Homeland Security Subcommittees.a vote."

The language specifically states that "nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize an additional Base Realignment and Closure round and that none of the funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations contained in this act may be used to propose, plan for, or execute an additional BRAC round." Congressman Owens supported similar provisions when he served on the House Armed Services Committee in years past. Owens now serves on the House Appropriations Committee, sitting on their Defense and Homeland Security Subcommittees.