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.
Press Conference regarding the recent events involving Fort Hood
Rep. Jackie Speier
Rep. Veronica Escobar
Rep. Gil Cisneros
Rep. Jason Crow
Rep. Stephen Lynch
Rep. Katherine Clark
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Rep. Sylvia Garcia
Friday, September 18, 2020
5:30 p.m. CT
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.