Defense Base Closure

The subcommittee heard testimony on the recommendations of military base closings submitted by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the recommendations of military base closings submitted by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The commission was created to investigate a list of military base closing recommendations produced by the Department of Defense as part of its plan to reduce the manpower of the military 25 percent by 1996. The Department of Defense stated budget limitations and a fundamental change of military strategy following the end of the Cold War were the reasons for the manpower reduction plans. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held 28 hearings in spring 1991 to hear testimony on the bases slated to be closed on the Department of Defense’s list. The commission then submitted its own recommendations to Congress and the president, recommending 25 military bases be closed, along with 10 military laboratories. Witnesses testified on the procedure of the commission, and members of Congress testified on procedural errors made by the commission in slating military bases in their districts for closure. Rep. Snowe and Rep. Foglietta testified on resolutions of disapproval of the commission’s recommendations they had introduced separately. close

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Defense Base Closure

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Program ID:
19660-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 1991

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  • Jul 23, 1991 | 8:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 1991 | 12:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 29, 1991 | 2:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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