|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:03:37 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: House passes "Civilian BRAC" bill|
House seeks to unload unneeded government property By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press February 7, 2012WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Tuesday backed legislation to sell off or consolidate some of the thousands of underused or unneeded federal buildings, potentially saving taxpayers billions of dollars.
The House bill takes its cue from past efforts to close military bases, setting up a commission that would make recommendations on streamlining federal property that Congress could either accept or reject, but could not alter.
...The White House, in a statement, said it "appreciates" that the bill would pursue reform of the government's real estate portfolio, but voiced concerns it did not go far enough. The administration, and House Democrats, also said the bill discounts environmental factors in deciding which properties should be disposed of
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ ALeqM5iVagWHrlhaMkEvV8mj7o7UynetEA? docId=6662a56d5619472a89fb3bf6df1bac85
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