Norcross toured the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) site and was briefed on plans to build a new Munitions Disassembly Complex at the arsenal. The visit comes after the Administration declared a national emergency on the southern border in February and announced intentions to potentially repurpose $3.6 billion in military construction funding to pay for a border wall, including $41 million for the Munitions Disassembly Complex.
He added: “Critical military construction projects at Picatinny and sites across the country must be allowed to proceed as Congress intended. The proposed changes will directly harm our servicemembers’ safety and undermine our country’s ability to fulfill overseas missions and thwart potential threats.”
In March, Norcross and the New Jersey delegation continued their efforts to protect New Jersey military funding from being diverted from their intended purpose.
Later this year, Norcross will be hosting a New Jersey Congressional Delegation tour of major military facilities in the state, including Picatinny Arsenal, with Governor Phil Murphy.