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REBUILD MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE

Feb 8, 2018
Defense Drumbeat
HOW THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT BEGINS TO REBUILD THE MILITARY

America's Military Today:

  • To fund other priorities with constrained budgets, the services have been diverting funds from facilities maintenance, a risky gamble that has accelerated the failure rate of our infrastructure.
  • Estimates of the number of facilities that now meet the Pentagon's definition of "failing" have doubled in recent years. 
  • Our Armed Forces are struggling with crumbling and mold-ridden barracks, hangars that have been condemned, air traffic control facilities and runways in disrepair, collapsed ceilings and contaminated water. 
  • The backlog of deferred maintenance on facilities has increased from $2 billion in 1978 to $100 billion today. 

What the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Can Do: Invest $23.4 billion to restore everything including barracks, hangars, roads, runways, and hospitals.

    • $14.4 billion to sustain, repair, and upgrade military infrastructure
    • $9 billion for new construction


    ***Based on FY18 NDAA Funding Levels***

    115th Congress

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