The following information was released by State Senator Tom Harman (R-CA35).
Senator Tom Harman’s (R-Huntington Beach) resolutions urging Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Congress to preserve two military bases located in Orange County have unanimously passed out of the Assembly Veteran’s Affairs Committee.
The two resolutions, Senate Joint Resolution 24 and Senate Joint Resolution 25 would help to protect the Naval Weapons Station, located in Seal Beach and the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base from being considered by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission for closure during the proposed rounds of defense spending cuts and base closure periods.
“The Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach is the primary military operation that services and supplies the entire Pacific Fleet based in San Diego and the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base is the sole remaining military airfield in greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Both are essential to our nation’s security and local, regional and state economies,” said Harman.
“Losing either of these two bases would have severely crippled our ability to respond to threats and actions taken by people that wish to harm Californians and all Americans,” Harman continued, “I’m excited to see my colleagues on both sides of the aisle stand together in support of our California military bases and the overwhelming benefits they bring to our great state.”
SJR 24 and SJR 25 will now move to the Assembly Floor for a full vote.
Senator Harman represents the communities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Rossmoor, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and portions of Buena Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Westminster.
To learn more about Senator Harman, please visit his website at cssrc.us/web/35/.
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