Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement following U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s request today for Congress to authorize a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
“Kansas military installations are crucial to our country’s ability to defend itself, and play an important role in our state’s economy. Should Congress approve another BRAC round like what last took place in 2005, I am confident the Kansas community will rise to the task with the same cooperative spirit and once again successfully promote the value of our state and our military installations. I will continue to work with Governor Brownback and his Military Council, local, state, and federal leaders to ensure that Kansas’ installations are well-positioned to remain open and grow.”
Sen. Moran serves on the Governor’s Military Council, which works to strengthen the military’s presence in Kansas.