The chances appear to be rising that a proposal for a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission will not make it through Congress.
8th District U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, put it more bluntly.
“I don’t think it has any chance of making it through the House Armed Services Committee,” he said Friday in a telephone interview from Washington.
That would effectively kill it, he said.
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The proposal is a part of President Obama’s defense spending budget. Obama could still veto the budget Congress approves if it does not include the BRAC proposal, but Scott said ultimately he does not believe there will be a new BRAC.
“This is an election year, and I hope voters will pay attention to this issue,” he said.
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