Sens. Ossoff, Cornyn Lead Bipartisan Coalition of U.S. Senators Pushing to Upgrade Military Barracks

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is leading a bipartisan effort to upgrade barracks on military bases in Georgia and across the country.

In a new inquiry with the Department of Defense (DoD), Sens. Ossoff, John Cornyn (R-TX), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Ted Budd (R-NC) pressed the Department to increase armed service funding requests to upgrade barracks on military bases across the country.

The Senators also asked the DoD to commit to greater transparency on steps they are taking to improve decrepit infrastructure, which affects military readiness and quality of life for servicemembers. 

The letter comes in response to a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found dangerous living conditions including clogged showers, mold growth, and a lack of hot water in barracks, and other physical and mental health risks for servicemembers.

“Those who have already answered the call to serve deserve a standard of living commensurate with the most modern and capable fighting force in the world,” the Senators wrote. “Anything less represents a failure to uphold the U.S. government’s commitments and endangers military readiness.

Sen. Ossoff continues working to boost national security and fight for the health and safety of Georgia’s military families.

Last year, Sens. Ossoff and Cornyn led a bipartisan push to upgrade barracks, daycare centers, and other facilities for military families in Georgia and across the nation.

Sen. Ossoff has also introduced bipartisan bills to help more military families access affordable housing and mental health services

Prior to that, Sen. Ossoff led an eight month long bipartisan investigation into the mistreatment of military families who live in private base housing.

Last year, Sen. Ossoff also helped introduce a bipartisan bill to bring more oversight and transparency to the entire military housing process.

Click aquí to read the bipartisan inquiry.

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