IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 24, 2021
Mr. Graham (for himself and Mr. Scott of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to close or realign the Marine Corps Recruit Depot located at Parris Island, South Carolina.
This Act may be cited as the
Parris Island Protection Act.
Congress finds the following:
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot located at Parris Island, South Carolina (in this section referred to as
Parris Island), has served the United States as a home to the Marine Corps since 1891.
Parris Island was the first facility to integrate women in boot camp training for the Marine Corps in the United States.
Female recruits have trained at Parris Island since 1949.
The first integrated company of male and female recruits graduated from Parris Island in 2019.
Parris Island has cultivated a legacy of excellence and faithful service to the United States.
Parris Island is and shall remain the physical home of the U.S. Marine Corps Eastern Recruiting Region.
Prohibition of closing or realignment of Marine Corps Recruit Depot located at Parris Island, South Carolina
No Federal funds may be used to close or realign Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, or to conduct any planning or other activity related to such closure or realignment.