House Defense Panel Rejects Plan To Begin Closing Bases

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT) -- As the House Armed Services Committee weighed a host of amendments to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, it rejected a proposal that would allow the Department of Defense to study the potential savings of closing excess bases, as well as proposals targeting sexual assault in the military.

The committee revealed its initial version of the bill Monday, adding $5 billion to the DOD's war funding, in an effort to blunt the across-the-board cuts of sequestration, and taking steps to reduce the rampant sexual assault that...
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