WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and a delegation of seven other representatives will hold a press conference after visiting Fort Hood to perform their oversight role in the wake of a number of concerning events involving the military installation.

So far this year, nearly 30 servicemembers at the base have died, including eight killed in accidents, six suicides, five homicides, and two related to illness. The cause of six other deaths is undetermined. Army Leadership has admitted that Fort Hood has the worst rate of violent crime and incidents among its U.S. installations.

Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Gil Cisneros (D-Calif.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) will join Chairwoman Speier for this media availability.

WHAT:         

Press Conference regarding the recent events involving Fort Hood 

WHO:

Rep. Jackie Speier

Rep. Veronica Escobar

Rep. Gil Cisneros

Rep. Jason Crow

Rep. Stephen Lynch

Rep. Katherine Clark

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Sylvia Garcia

WHEN:        

Friday, September 18, 2020

5:30 p.m. CT

WHERE:      

Southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center

Bernie Beck Gate, 69004 Hood Rd, Fort Hood, TX, 76544.

Interested media should RSVP to Tracy Manzer for additional information.  

 

 

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