The Senate Armed Services Committee is planning a Feb. 13 hearing into the conditions at military housing facilities across the country, Reuters reported.
As stories have emerged of safety lapses at some privatized housing, the committee’s personnel and readiness subcommittees plan to question DOD officials and federal housing contractors.
“If they aren’t getting it, we need to look at what the Department of Defense is doing to hold these contractors accountable,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said.
“This is a long time coming,” said Janna Driver, an Air Force spouse whose children got sick from mold at their home on a base in Oklahoma, according to Reuters.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Pankau