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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7091

To amend title 10, United States Code, to codify and rename the Office 
  of Economic Adjustment of the Department of Defense, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 4, 2020

Mr. Crow (for himself, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Heck, and Mr. Young) introduced 
   the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed 
                                Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 10, United States Code, to codify and rename the Office 
  of Economic Adjustment of the Department of Defense, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Defense Community Investment Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) The Office of Economic Adjustment, through 
        relationships with defense communities built over the course of 
        years, is uniquely situated and technically staffed to 
        effectively administer the Community Investment Program of the 
        Department of Defense and to help States and communities 
        maintain strong relationships that address community challenges 
        while simultaneously supporting military readiness.
            (2) Installation readiness and resiliency does not stop at 
        the fence line, and often requires coordination and planning 
        with other organizations of the Department of Defense, the 
        Armed Forces, other Federal departments and agencies, and 
        communities surrounding military installations.
            (3) The Community Investment Program enables States and 
        communities to organize, evaluate, and plan for appropriate 
        community investments that support the sustainability, 
        readiness, and growth of a military mission at an installation 
        by--
                    (A) addressing impacts that mission growth may have 
                on everything from housing, schools, transportation, 
                utilities, access to medical services, and other public 
                services;
                    (B) providing funding to construct, renovate, 
                repair, or expand public schools located on military 
                installations to address capacity and facility 
                condition deficiencies; and
                    (C) improving accessibility and safety of access to 
                medical facilities for wounded warriors, veterans, 
                staff, and all other eligible beneficiaries.
            (4) The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program 
        authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants, conclude 
        cooperative agreements, and provide supplemental funds to 
        address deficiencies in community infrastructure supportive of 
        a military installation.
            (5) The Defense Manufacturing Communities Program 
        authorizes long-term investments by the Secretary of Defense in 
        critical skills, facilities, research and development, and 
        small business support by designating and supporting 
        consortiums in order to strengthen national security 
        innovation.
            (6) The Office of Economic Adjustment continues to help 
        communities affected by base realignments and closures to 
        address issues by assisting in land use planning to respond to 
        unanticipated environmental contamination and the availability 
        of new parcels of land for redevelopment.
            (7) Industry resilience projects support critical military 
        missions by building a more competitive and resilient defense 
        industrial base, creating closer civilian-military 
        partnerships, and promoting community and economic development 
        that support key military missions, including by--
                    (A) promoting industry resilience, with funding 
                that helps protect critical production capabilities and 
                expand markets for defense suppliers;
                    (B) enhancing military modernization, by helping 
                defense suppliers become more innovative and invent, 
                develop, and deploy technologically superior products 
                for the Armed Forces; and
                    (C) preserving military readiness, by helping 
                communities, companies, and workers become more agile 
                and responsive to the fluid military needs and 
                requirements.
            (8) The Military Installation Sustainability Program of 
        assistance provides technical and financial assistance to 
        States and local governments to analyze and implement actions 
        necessary to foster, protect, and enhance military installation 
        sustainability that alleviates and prevents incompatible 
        development and other manmade or natural threats to 
        installation resiliency including--
                    (A) compatible use and joint land use studies;
                    (B) compatible use plans; and
                    (C) military installation resilience reviews.
            (9) Reductions to the budget of the Office of Economic 
        Adjustment will adversely affect the defense community missions 
        the Office supports, harm small businesses, impede efforts to 
        rebuild schools for children of members of the Armed Forces, 
        and compromise readiness and infrastructure resiliency efforts.

SEC. 3. OFFICE OF DEFENSE COMMUNITY COOPERATION AND ECONOMIC 
              ADJUSTMENT.

    (a) Establishment.--
            (1) In general.--Chapter 141 of title 10, United States 
        Code, is amended by inserting after section 2391 the following 
        new section:
``Sec. 2391a. Office of Defense Community Cooperation and Economic 
              Adjustment
    ``(a) Establishment.--There is in the Office of the Secretary of 
Defense an Office of Defense Community Cooperation and Economic 
Adjustment (in this section referred to as the `Office').
    ``(b) Head of Office.--There is a Director of the Office who shall 
be the head of the Office. The Director shall be appointed by the 
Secretary of Defense.
    ``(c) Duties.--The Office shall--
            ``(1) serve as the office in the Department of Defense with 
        primary responsibility for--
                    ``(A) providing assistance to States, counties, 
                municipalities, regions, and other communities to 
                foster cooperation with military installations to 
                enhance the military mission, achieve facility and 
                infrastructure savings and reduced operating costs, 
                address encroachment and compatible land use issues, 
                support military families, and increase military, 
                civilian, and industrial readiness and resiliency; and
                    ``(B) providing adjustment and diversification 
                assistance to State and local governments under section 
                2391(b) to achieve the objectives described in 
                subparagraph (A);
            ``(2) coordinate the provision of such assistance with 
        other organizations and elements of the Department;
            ``(3) provide support to the Economic Adjustment Committee 
        established under Executive Order 12788 (57 Fed. Reg. 2213; 10 
        U.S.C. 2391 note) or any successor to such Committee; and
            ``(4) carry out such other activities as the Secretary of 
        Defense determines appropriate.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
        beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
        item relating to section 2391 the following new item:

``2391a. Office of Defense Community Cooperation and Economic 
                            Adjustment.''.
    (b) Transfers.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer the 
functions, personnel, and assets of the Office of Economic Adjustment 
of the Department of Defense to the Office of Defense Community 
Cooperation and Economic Adjustment established under section 2391a of 
title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)).
    (c) Administration of Certain Programs.--Beginning on the effective 
date of the transfers under subsection (b), any program, project, or 
other activity administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment of the 
Department of Defense as of the date of the enactment of this Act shall 
be administered by the Office of Defense Community Cooperation and 
Economic Adjustment established under section 2391a of title 10, United 
States Code (as added by subsection (a)).
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