Congressman Brett Guthrie today issued the following statement after visiting Fort Knox:
"I recently sent a letter to Secretary Hagel asking for a more detailed analysis of the Administration's decision to deactivate the 3/1. I await Secretary Hagel's response and am hopeful that he and General Odierno will accompany me on a visit of Fort Knox in the near future so they can see first-hand how important this unique facility is.
"Earlier today I met with senior leaders at Fort Knox and the CORE Committee. I shared my concerns, as well as notified these individuals of my letter to Secretary Hagel.
"There is no doubt that Administration's decision will have a broad impact on the base and the entire region. The 2005 BRAC study showed Fort Knox was among the most cost-effective bases in the United States. Considering this effort was cost-motivated, targeting one of the most cost-efficient bases in the country does not make sense to me."