2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 Apr 2005 00:02:58 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] BRAC Commission appointments "held"
Sources say senator is blocking base closure nominations 

By Amy Klamper, Congress Daily
Government Executive
March 31, 2005

In a last-ditch effort to stymie the Pentagon's 2005 Base Closure and
Realignment Commission process, congressional sources say Sen. Trent
Lott, R-Miss., has placed a hold on the president's nomination of former
Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi to head the panel. 

Lott's spokesman could not be reached for comment, but congressional
aides said that in addition to holding up Principi's nomination, Lott
also intends to place holds on each of the remaining eight BRAC
Commission nominees, who have yet to appear before the Armed Services
Committee for their confirmation hearings. 

According to Senate aides, the committee moved Principi's nomination to
the Senate floor March 17 following his March 15 confirmation hearing. 

Bush this month tapped Principi to lead the nine-member commission that
will evaluate the Pentagon's base closure recommendations this summer.
Although the Armed Services Committee was quick to act on Principi's
nomination, time is running short for the committee to approve the
remaining nominees. 


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