Senators: Base Closings 'Polarizing' Authorization Conference

By Thomas Duffy / November 26, 2001 at 5:00 AM
House and Senate conferees trying to reach agreement on a defense authorization bill are still hung up over whether to grant the administration's request for another round of military base closings, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed services Committee said today. Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) told reporters that authorizers "are close to the finish line" but that "we are still having a real effort on base closings." Ranking Member John Warner (R-VA) said the base closures dispute,...

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