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Senate passes National Defense Authorization Act, new budget for North Carolina military bases

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WASHINGTON - On Monday, September 18, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act and the bill is already set to impact North Carolina military base spending.

According to the Associated Press, the bill would pump $700 billion into military spending for the budget year that starts in October. It also expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's hostility and protects excess military bases from being closed.

North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is on the Senate Armed Services Committee. His office released a breakout of how North Carolina bases did in the bill. It's important to keep in mind that the bill still has to be reconciled with the House version and signed by President Trump before it can go into effect.

North Carolina military bases, in total, would receive $357,947,000 from this new bill. Senator Thom Tillis took to Twitter to explain his thoughts on the process.

The Senate passage of the #NDAA reaffirms our nation's commitment to supporting the brave men and women in uniform. https://t.co/9KwxPxdKAN pic.twitter.com/fpo5EvHvZn

-- Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) September 18, 2017

Key provisions I introduced for the FY2018 NDAA will make critical improvements to #CampLejeune and MCAS #CherryPoint.

-- Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) September 18, 2017

Also, provide an across the board pay raise for #servicemembers & implement important reforms to make life easier for #military families.

-- Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) September 18, 2017

The breakdown of the budget for each base is as follows:

FY18 Military Construction Budget for North Carolina Camp Lejeune

$37.983M - Bachelor Enlisted Quarters $65.784M - Water Treatment Plant Replacement Hadnot Point $15.3M - Ambulatory Care Center Addition (Defense Health Agency) $21.4M - Ambulatory Care Center/Dental Clinic (Defense Health Agency) $22.0M - Ambulatory Care Center/Dental Clinic (Defense Health Agency) $10.8M - SOF Human Performance Training Center (SOCOM) $20.539M - SOF Motor Transport Maintenance Facility (SOCOM) $64.29M - Radio Battalion Complex, Phase 2 $258.09M - Total Cherry Point

$15.671M - F-35B Vertical Lift Fan Test Facility $15.671M - Total Seymour Johnson

$6.4M - KC-46A ADAL for Alt Mission Storage $20.0M - Tanker Truck Delivery System (Defense Logistics Agency) $26.4M - Total Fort Bragg

$20.26M - SOF Human Performance Training Center (SOCOM) $13.518M - SOF Support Battalion Admin Facility (SOCOM) $20.0M - SOF Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility (SOCOM) $4.0M - SOF Telecom Reliability Improvements (SOCOM)

$57.778M - Total North Carolina Total $357,947,000

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