House Rejects Effort to Stop Base Closings

1 decade 4 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The base-closing commission earlier this year recommended closing or reconfiguring 65 bases. The plan would cost Missouri more than two-thousand defense jobs and close the 131st Air National Guard Fighter Wing at Lambert Field in St. Louis. Military accounting and finance offices in St. Louis and Kansas City are also shutting down under the plan. The only way for Congress to keep the report from becoming law would be for both the House and Senate to pass resolutions rejecting it. But the House voted 324-to-85 in favor of it, and there's no effort to defeat it in the Senate.

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