Washington state Rep. Adam Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, says the federal government could save money by closing or consolidating some of its military bases. He wants Congress to pass his Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017.
Washington state Rep. Adam Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, says the federal government could save money by closing or consolidating some of its military bases. He wants Congress to pass his Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017. Jacquelyn Martin AP
Washington state Rep. Adam Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, says the federal government could save money by closing or consolidating some of its military bases. He wants Congress to pass his Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017. Jacquelyn Martin AP

While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

March 22, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED March 22, 2017 06:00 AM

More Videos

Franken: Resigning from Senate 'in the coming weeks' 1:38

Franken: Resigning from Senate "in the coming weeks"

New ad tells Alabama voters to write in Nick Saban for special Senate election 0:16

New ad tells Alabama voters to write in Nick Saban for special Senate election

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital 2:00

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Roy Moore heckled while disputing sexual misconduct allegations in Alabama 2:48

Roy Moore heckled while disputing sexual misconduct allegations in Alabama

Trump dismantles Bears Ears National Monument 1:15

Trump dismantles Bears Ears National Monument

Audio ties Russia to the missile that downed the passenger jet over Ukraine 2:20

Audio ties Russia to the missile that downed the passenger jet over Ukraine

Mexican man whose killing of woman on San Francisco pier launched national immigration debate found not guilty 2:42

Mexican man whose killing of woman on San Francisco pier launched national immigration debate found not guilty

How bots are taking over our lives  1:41

How bots are taking over our lives

Haley on Trump accusers: 'Women should always feel comfortable coming forward' 0:23

Haley on Trump accusers: "Women should always feel comfortable coming forward"

California attorney general on DACA: 'We are ready to sue.' 1:19

California attorney general on DACA: 'We are ready to sue.'

  • Franken: Resigning from Senate "in the coming weeks"

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he would resign following allegations from at least eight women of sexual misconduct, but did not give a specific date. He also noted the "irony" that Trump was still in office after he "bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."