Senator Reverend Warnock Helps Secure Key Federal Investments to Keep Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center Open

According to media reports, the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee expressed support for the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) which President Biden proposed cutting in the President’s Budget Request

The Appropriations Committee’s action came at the urging of Senator Warnock, who led a bipartisan delegation of Georgia lawmakers in pushing their colleagues on the Senate and House Appropriations committees to prevent proposed cuts to the Georgia National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah

Also last month, Senator Reverend Warnock and Congressman Buddy Carter sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, calling for a meeting between Southeast Georgia constituents and Air Force and Air National Guard leadership to discuss the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center’s (CRTC) proposed closure

ICYMI from WTOC: U.S. senator, representative speak out against proposal to cut Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) released the following statement in response to media reports of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee’s rejection of President Biden’s proposal to cut the Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah. Senator Warnock plans to visit the Savannah CRTC this Friday to tour the center and speak with military officials about the important of the center to Savannah and our country’s national security.

“I’ve been working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reverse the President’s misguided decision to close the Savannah CRTC because it’s bad for Savannah and bad for our national security,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I’m pleased to see that, at my urging, the House Appropriations Committee took an important step to keeping this center open. I look forward to speaking with the Georgia National Guard on the importance of this base to our military’s readiness and reaffirming my commitment to fighting these cuts when I visit the Air Dominance Center and the Savannah CRTC this Friday.”

The House action follows Senator Warnock’s persistent pushing to keep the center open and fully funded. In May, Senator Warnock and Congressman Carter (R-GA) led a bipartisan letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, calling for a meeting between Southeast Georgia constituents and Air Force and Air National Guard leadership to discuss the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center’s (CRTC) proposed closure. Earlier in May, Senator Warnock led a delegation of Georgia lawmakers in pushing their colleagues on the Senate and House Appropriations committees to prevent proposed cuts to the Georgia National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah. Last year, Senator Warnock announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) confirmed today that the Savannah Air Guard Base and Georgia Air Guard are on track to receive several new, strategic C-130J planes, which has been a priority for Georgia’s Air National Guard and the Coastal Georgia defense community.

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