Runyan Amendment to Prevent Funding for BRAC Passes House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives approved an amendment offered by Rep. Runyan that would prohibit funds from being used to propose, plan for, or execute a new or additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. The provision was added to H.R. 2216, a bill that sets funding for Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies (MilCon/VA) for Fiscal Year 2014. Congressman Runyan’s amendment passed by voice vote.
“This amendment ensures the limited resources we have are used to address current mission and readiness needs,” said Runyan. “It also protects the jobs and missions of bases across the country, including Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It is imperative that we remain vigilant and stay one step ahead of any efforts to allow the Department of Defense any avenue to move forward with a new BRAC round at this time.”
Last year, Congressman Runyan offered a similar amendment to the MilCon/VA bill that also passed the House of Representatives.