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Congress May Consider Proposal to Close Military Bases

May 26, 2018

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After years of resisting, Congress may consider a proposal to allow military base closings — but under restrictive rules that give communities veto power, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman said Thursday.

Wittman, a Westmoreland County Republican and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, said during a Navy League luncheon at The Main hotel that he would support a proposal that addresses the military’s concern that it’s wasting money by keeping unneeded facilities.

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The last Base Realignment and Closure Commission or BRAC closed or downsized many military bases in 2005. Hawaii escaped any major closure in the 2005 BRAC, although there was a major consideration to shut down the Pearl Harbor Shipyard. The late Senator Dan Inouye’s power and influence minimized any BRAC impact.

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