Next Step Legislation, Following Hearing on Civilian BRAC Commission - April 6, 2011

Following a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday intended to assess whether a BRAC-like process could help the federal government eliminate thousands of excess properties and save taxpayers billions of dollars, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the panel, said he would move ahead with plans to introduce legislation authorizing the government to establish a civilian BRAC commission.

Hearing to Assess Feasibility of a Civilian BRAC for Federal Office Space

A House panel next week will hold a hearing to evaluate whether a BRAC-like process can help the federal government eliminate thousands of excess properties and save taxpayers billions of dollars.

White House Proposes Employing BRAC Process to Eliminate Federal Real Estate

The White House announced Wednesday a proposal to create a Civilian Property Realignment Board to expedite the disposal of an estimated 14,000 excess federal buildings, an initiative that could save $15 billion over three years. The board would be made up of public and private-sector experts, and its recommendations would be presented to Congress in a single package to be voted on in an up-or-down manner.