06.07.16

Sen. Burr Votes to Maintain Commissary Benefit for Military Families in NC, Nationwide

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed an amendment to block commissary privatization by a vote of 70-28. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), a cosponsor of the legislation, released the following statement:

“This important amendment will ensure that the hundreds of thousands of North Carolina’s military families will continue to enjoy the benefits of the commissary, which these service members have already earned. Congress shouldn’t rush to make changes that could drastically increase the cost of living for our military families. Previous studies have already found that privatization of the commissary system is not a viable option. Our servicemen and women already make great sacrifices and our government should not jeopardize their benefits.”