New BRAC round inches forward in pending defense bill

Pentagon officials won’t get congressional permission for a new base closure round next year. But they might be inching closer.

Both the House and Senate versions of the 2016 defense authorization bill again prohibit a new base closure round, despite defense leaders’ repeated pleas for the infrastructure reduction tool.

Lawmakers have called the process too costly financially and in terms of public support, especially given the divisive nature of the 2005 base closing round.

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