2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:41:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: Senate civilian property bill
[This legislation seems focused on office buildings, not "campuses" or airfields. - LS]

Senate bill muddies waters on shedding excess real estate

By Charles S. Clark
Government Executive
March 9, 2012

A long-awaited Senate version of legislation to speed up sales of excess federal real estate was introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group led by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., adding a new wrinkle to efforts by the Obama administration and House Republicans to streamline the federal role in property management and save money.

The Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act is aimed at reducing the budget deficit by helping agencies improve the disposal of unneeded government-owned buildings and facilities, and manage existing space better. It is co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R- Ohio; Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; and Mark Begich, D- Alaska.

The bill differs from the measure (H.R. 1734) the House passed on Feb. 7 as well as from a proposal offered last year by the Office of Management and Budget. Both those plans would create a civilian property board similar to the Defense Department’s Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which would package promising properties for sale and submit them to Congress for approval.


For the entire article, see
http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/03/senate-bill-muddies-waters- shedding-excess-real-estate/41426/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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