Statement from Menendez on Army Approval of Moving 32 Positions from Fort Monmouth to Maryland

Statement from Menendez on Army Approval of Moving 32 Positions from Fort Monmouth to Maryland

Washington -- United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement upon learning of the Army's decision to relocation 32 positions from Fort Monmouth to Maryland this month.

Menendez is the sponsor of the BRAC Cost Overruns Protection Act of 2007, legislation that would trigger a reconsideration of major base closings that will cost far more than what was estimated during the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

"I am extremely disappointed the Army has decided to move forward with the relocation of some personnel from Fort Monmouth while there are still so many unanswered questions about this process--What is the true final cost? How will this impact our troops? And many more," said Menendez. "This is why I recently introduced legislation to put a system in place for BRAC situations like this in which decisions were made based on inaccurate information. Before displacing New Jerseyeans and their family, the Army must account for its flawed process."

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