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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Utah Congressional Delegation Announces Joint Press Conference on BRAC

March 23, 2007
Press Release
 In a distinct demonstration of unity and coordination, all five members of Utah's Congressional delegation announced today a joint press conference to be held tomorrow to discuss the pending round of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.  The details are below:

Date and Time: Friday, February 20, 2004 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST
Location: Old Supreme Court Chamber, Utah State Capitol Building
Topic: Utah's military installations and the Base Realignment and Closure process
Participants: Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Senator Robert F. Bennett, Congressman Rob Bishop, Congressman Jim Matheson, Congressman Chris Cannon

The delegation will use this opportunity to address current congressional activities relating to Utah's military establishment and to outline a course of action for the State heading into the 2005 round of BRAC. 

The BRAC process is used by the U.S. Department of Defense to review and recommend military bases for closure or realignment, in an effort to reduce excess capacity, save resources and match facilities to force.  Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has stated that the Department plans to use this fifth round of BRAC to close up to 100 additional military installations, or approximately 20%-25% of current base structure.