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Joshua Schneyer

Senator Warren offers military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency

Apr 26 2019

NEW YORK Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic lawmakers on Friday proposed a bill that offers new protections for U.S. military families facing unsafe housing, following a series of Reuters reports revealing squalid conditions in privately managed base homes.

U.S. military advances sprawling mission to quell housing-safety scandal

Apr 11 2019

WEST POINT, New York One U.S. military base has dubbed it Operation Victory Homefront. It's a mission the world's most powerful military never envisioned.

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Mar 19 2019

ARUNDEL, Maine For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

Responding to unsafe military housing, U.S. armed forces unveil tenant bill of rights

Mar 06 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines unveiled a proposed tenant bill of rights on Wednesday that would hand more power to military families facing housing hazards and place enhanced scrutiny on private landlords drawing billions in fees from their military partnerships.

Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed on Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.

Senators vow urgent reform to correct 'unacceptable' military housing conditions

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over "unacceptable" conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in base homes. | Video

Military survey finds deep dissatisfaction with family housing on U.S. bases

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON A new survey of military families living on U.S. bases found most are dissatisfied with their housing, often citing serious health and safety hazards – results that counter years of Pentagon reports claiming soaring satisfaction rates among military housing tenants.

Senators Warren, Warner question contractors, military on unsafe housing

Feb 07 2019

NEW YORK Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the latest congressional leader to press for answers from military contractors over Reuters reports describing unsafe housing conditions on U.S. bases, sending letters this week to five large real estate firms seeking detailed information about their operations and profits.

Senate hearings to probe unsafe housing of U.S. military families

Jan 31 2019

NEW YORK Troubled by widespread health and safety hazards uncovered by a Reuters investigation into U.S. military housing, Congress will hold hearings next month to ensure that “what we’re seeing now can never happen again,” said Michigan Democrat Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

U.S. Army vows to fix ‘broken’ housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

Jan 17 2019

NEW YORK The commander of one of the largest Army bases in the United States promised residents to fix a “broken” housing system in which maintenance lapses by a private landlord left military families in homes with health and safety hazards.

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