Lawmakers want to 'pump the brakes' on commissary-exchange merger plans

Military Times: Lawmakers want to be part of the process of deciding whether commissaries and exchanges should be consolidated into one defense resale system ... before defense officials make a decision on their own.

An amendment introduced by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and included in the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2019 defense authorization bill, requires DoD to conduct a study on whether it’s feasible to consolidate the Defense Commissary Agency, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Service Command and the Marine Corps Exchange. The next step for the bill will be a vote by the full House.

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