Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research


This study will explore the relationship between a district's dependency on military base employment and the Member's vote on defense appropriations bills for over the past three fiscal years (FY 2004,2005,2006). Such an analysis can be 1 used as a very preliminary test of whether there will be political impacts from the BRAC changes. While a more suitable study could be performed in the future using actual closure data and voting records, that data will not be available for several years. Still, an updated test of the military-industrial complex could give us a very early warning of the effects to come.