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.

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.

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