A Democratic senator is urging the Defense Department to fix housing hazards at military bases around the country

Business Insider | 6/27/2017 | Reuters
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Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia asked the Department of Defense to create legislation to fix hazards reported at homes on military bases across the US.

Warner's request comes a week after a Reuters report found that several military homes built by private companies experienced rodents, mold, and leaks.

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Warner joins California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein who called on the Department of Defense on Monday to investigate housing conditions at Camp Pendleton, a military base outside of San Diego that was cited in the Reuters report.

Jarl Bliss,the president of Lincoln Military Housing, the private company that provides Camp Pendleton's housing, denied the Reuters report on Wednesday, calling it "an inaccurate picture of the housing and services" that it offers.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. senator added to calls on the Department of Defense to address housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases across the country.

Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis to lay out plans to ensure military homes are safe and called for legislative proposals to ensure more accountability over the private companies that run the housing on bases.

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"It is imperative that you determine a plan to alleviate these issues," Warner wrote, citing a Reuters report that documented last week how military families are battling rodents, mold and leaks in housing managed by private companies.

Warner's call came after California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, also Democrats, urged the Defense Department to detail plans to improve housing conditions at Camp Pendleton, one of the bases highlighted in...
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