Military Construction: Analysis of the FY2012 Appropriation and Authorization
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report focuses on those government activities funded under the FY2012 military construction appropriation, examines trends in military construction funding, and outlines military construction issues extant in each of the major regions of U.S. military activity. President Barack Obama submitted his FY2012 appropriations request to Congress on February 14, 2011. His military construction appropriations request for 14.7 billion in new budget authority fell approximately 9.9 billion below the amount enacted for FY2010 and 3.0 billion below that enacted for FY2011. Much of that reduction came from military base closure accounts. Initiated in late 2005, the current base realignment and closure BRAC round is expected to conclude in September 2011. Funding needed in FY2010 and FY2011 for construction and movement of organizations will not be needed in FY2012 and subsequent years. In addition, the President requested less regular military construction for FY2012 than in earlier years. Finally, funding for construction supporting Overseas Contingency Operations OCO, or active military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, appropriations for which totaled 1.4 billion in FY2010 and 1.3 billion in FY2011, has been virtually eliminated, with only 217 million in the regular FY2012 appropriation requested for construction within U.S. Central Command CENTCOM. The first military construction bill H.R. 2055 was passed by the House on June 14, 2011. Construction issues within the United States center on relocations associated with BRAC movements the proposed transfer of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Norfolk, VA, to Mayport, FL the potential to move detainees from Naval Station Guantanamo and the possible expansion of the Army s Pi on Canyon Maneuver Site.
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