The House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016.

Congressman Richard Hanna says under the bill, there will be no military realignment or base closures next year.

Hanna says the bill prohibits a BRAC round from being authorized or carried out in 2016.  The Base Realignment and Closure process, commonly referred to as BRAC, closes excess military installations.

He says the legislation is a critical measure that will bring security to Rome Lab, Rome DFAS and the Eastern Air Defense Sector at Griffiss.

 

“This important legislation is a critical measure that will bring security to our Mohawk Valley defense installations, sustain jobs in the Southern Tier, and provide continued support for our service members and their families,” Rep. Hanna said. “It means no BRAC in 2016 and provides our armed services with the resources they need to respond to a diverse range of national security threats.