Military Construction, Environmental, Energy, and Base Closure Programs, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 12, 2016   [open pdf - 610KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the April 12, 2016 hearing on "Military Construction, Environmental, Energy, and Base Closure Programs" held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the statement of Pete Potochney: "As you will note, the Administration's budget includes $7.4 billion for Military Construction (including family housing), and $10.2 billion for Facility Sustainment and Recapitalization. These are both decreases from last year, as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 caps overall defense spending. Although this request allows a reduction in facilities risk due to a slight increase in Sustainment funding by the Services, the Department is still accepting risk in facilities. As this Subcommittee well knows, facilities degrade more slowly than readiness, and in a constrained budget environment, it is responsible to take risk in facilities first." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter J. Potochney, Katherine G. Hammack, Dennis V. McGinn, and Miranda A.A. Ballentine.

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