Sen. Hawley Stands Up For Missouri Soldiers

The issue of decent housing for the troops is gaining momentum inside the Beltway and as an election year takes hold . . . Here's the Senator doing his best to draw attention to problems in his home state: 

Hawley informed Army Secretary Christine Wormuth of his intentions in a letter, writing he was left with no other choice after years of pressing the Army to replace aging homes at the 83-year-old garrison in Missouri’s Ozark Mountain region.

“The Army’s inability to meet its own deadlines is unacceptable, and I will wait no longer,” Hawley wrote. “The soldiers and families at Fort Leonard Wood deserve better, and it is your responsibility to deliver for them.”

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Sen. Hawley says he will block Army civilian promotions over Fort Leonard Wood housing

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said Thursday that he will put a hold on Army civilian nominations that require Senate approval until the service earmarks $41 million for new housing at Fort Leonard Wood.