U.S. House Bill Could Lead To Mark Center Delay | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

U.S. House Bill Could Lead To Mark Center Delay

Play associated audio
Residents and local leaders say the 6,400 Department of Defense employees commuting to the new Mark Center building could add hours to the commute on I-395.
Jonathan Wilson
Residents and local leaders say the 6,400 Department of Defense employees commuting to the new Mark Center building could add hours to the commute on I-395.

By a 322-96 vote Thursday afternoon, the House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision allowing the Secretary of Defense to delay seven Base Realignment and Closure relocations by one year.

The Mark Center complex is a BRAC project that is slated to hold more than 6,000 federal workers starting in September.

Northern Virginia representatives have written letters to the Secretary of Defense urging him to include the Mark Center project in the list of seven delayed relocations.

The Senate still has to vote on the bill before it reaches the president's desk.

NPR

Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
WAMU 88.5

Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
NPR

Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.