Rep. Mike Levin Secures $152.5 Million in Authorizations for Camp Pendleton Construction Projects in Bipartisan NDAA
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, including authorizations Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) successfully secured totaling $152.5 million for construction projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The NDAA also includes provisions Rep. Levin supported to increase pay for troops and expand housing, health care, and legal benefits for veterans.
For Camp Pendleton, the bipartisan NDAA includes authorizations of $25.2 million for a combat water survival training facility, $21.8 million for warehouse consolidation and modernization, $68.5 million for the 1st MARDIV operations complex, and $37 million for the I MEF Consolidated Interim Storage Center. These projects will require additional appropriations by Congress, but the authorizations are a key step in advancing the projects.
“One of my top priorities in Congress is advocating on behalf of the servicemembers who serve at Camp Pendleton and the veterans who call our District home,” said Rep. Levin. “I’m proud that the NDAA includes critical funding I fought for to ensure the Marines and Sailors at Camp Pendleton have the facilities they need to maintain readiness and fulfill their mission. I am also pleased that the NDAA includes bills I supported to expand housing, health care, and legal benefits for veterans. I am disappointed that the President has threatened to veto the bill over provisions to replace outdated and offensive names of military installations, but I am optimistic that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will recognize the importance of passing this bill into law and providing troops with the pay raise, bonuses, and increased hazard pay they deserve.”
Other priorities Rep. Levin supported:
Click here to download a fact sheet from the Speaker’s office on the NDAA.