The House of Representatives has passed an amendment preventing funding for a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, effectively ensuring Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will continue to operate.
Rep. Jon Runyan's office said Thursday that the amendment, proposed by Runyan, prohibits federal funds from being used to propose, plan for, or execute a new
or additional BRAC process.
amendment is so important because it protects the jobs and missions at
bases across the country, including Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,” said Runyan, in a statement. “It
is so important that we do all that we can to ensure that the
Department of Defense does not move ahead with another round of BRAC at
The amendment was part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations
Act and passed the House in a 416-1 vote.
The bill must still be passed by the U.S. Senate and signed by President Barack Obama before it becomes law.