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Senators request briefing on Fort Hood housing issues

Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 18:32:04-05

FORT HOOD, TX — Military housing came under fire earlier this year, prompting a nationwide investigation.

Since then, Fort Hood has held several town hall meetings.

Now Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are putting their hats in the ring.

The senators sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requesting a briefing on current initiatives to improve military housing.

The letter said in part, "It is unacceptable that our service members have to worry about the safety of their families in on-post or off-post housing. We therefore request a briefing regarding the DoD's plans for implementing housing provisions included in the FY20 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020] and current initiatives to address identified shortcomings at bases such as Joint Base San Antonio and Ft. Hood."