Travis Community Consortia (TCC) recognizes Rep. Garamendi in securing critical construction project for Travis Air Force BaseMay 30 2018
Sandy Person/Daily Republic Contributor 5/29/18
The House version of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act contains a $35 million military construction project to construct a new aerial port cargo processing system. The 150,000 square foot high-bay air cargo pallet storage and marshaling enclosure is integral to the installation of a mechanized material handling system. The project was championed by U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-3), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and was included as an amendment to the bill during committee markup. The aerial port operation, highly recognized for its excellence by Air Mobility Command and the Air Force, is the linchpin to cargo processing that support the base’s missions and was considered a top priority by the base.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual bill that authorizes defense spending levels and prioritizes how the money will be spent at the Department of Defense for a given year. The House version of the bill was approved by the House Armed Services Committee on May 10th and was passed by vote by a full House vote on May 24th. It now heads to the U.S. Senate to go through a similar process before it can be signed into law.
“This is also a good bill for the district I represent. It authorizes $35 million for Travis Air Force Base to modernize its air cargo handling system, a critical upgrade that will further support its mission within Air Mobility Command as Gateway to the Pacific”, Congressman Garamendi stated in a press release on May 10th.