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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Amendments Prohibiting Base Closures and Retirement of the KC-10 Included in 2016 Government Funding Bill

December 16, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman MacArthur’s amendments prohibiting base closures and the retirement of the KC-10 were today included in the 2016 government funding bill.

"The KC-10 is critically important not only to our military's air mobility and readiness, but to the survival of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the 40,000 New Jersey residents employed there," said Congressman MacArthur. "Our fight for the KC-10 and the Joint Base began in January, and I’m so pleased our hard work has paid off with written protections preventing a future base closure as well as the retirement of the KC-10 in our nation’s defense bill and the 2016 government funding bill.”