Senator Duckworth Hears Testimony From Military Families Living In Unsafe Housing Facilities
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) heard testimony from some of the military families who live in dangerous and unsafe conditions at military bases across the country that have privatized their housing facilities. These families have been exposed to hazards like black mold, lead paint, faulty electrical wiring, rodents, asbestos and other toxins – and some of the servicemembers have faced intimidation and retaliation from their supervisors for coming forward. Duckworth is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), which has jurisdiction over the nation’s common defense, military operations, servicemember pay and retirement, military family benefits and the selective service system. SASC also oversees the Department of Defense, the United States Armed Services and several other national security-related issues at home and abroad. Duckworth served on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee for four years before joining the Senate.