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Pelosi: Congress Will Work To Strengthen Oversight At Dover Air Force Base


Location: Washington, DC

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after a federal investigation uncovered "gross mismanagement" at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary that cares for America's fallen service members:

"America's men and women in uniform always deserve our utmost respect and our best care -- whether they are fighting on the battlefield or they have fallen fighting for our freedom. How we treat our veterans, our wounded warriors, and our honored dead is a reflection of our unending gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

"The reports from the Dover Air Force Base mortuary betray this commitment to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. And Congress will work with the Department of Defense to strengthen oversight and management of the Dover mortuary and other facilities. Our service members and their families deserve nothing less.

"Our hearts go out to all of the loved ones of those whose remains were lost, misplaced, or mishandled at Dover Air Force Base. We will do everything possible to strengthen oversight and prevent future injustices."

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