Two Hearings on Walter Reed Today

March 5, 2007
Both the Oversight Committee and Appropriations Committee are holding hearings today on the conditions at Walter Reed. Our troops and Veterans who fought for us on the battlefield should not have to fight their own government for the care they earned and deserve when they come home.

Oversight and Government Reform Committee, National Security Subcommittee

Field Hearing at Walter Reed, 10am EST

Check C-SPAN web site for webcast:

    Witness list:

    Specialist Jeremy Duncan

    Annette McLeod, Wife of Cpl. Wendell "Dell" McLeod

    Staff Sgt. John Daniel Shannon

    Lieutenant General Kevin C. Kiley, M.D., U.S. Army Surgeon General

    Major General George W. Weightman, Commander (former), Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Ms. Cynthia A. Bascetta, Director, Health Care, U.S. Government Accountability Office

    General Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee Hearing on Walter Reed Infrastructure

2359 Rayburn House Office Building, 1:30pm EST


    Witness list:

    General Peter Schoomaker, Army Chief of Staff

    General Richard Cody, Army Vice Chief of Staff

    General Kevin C. Kiley, M.D, Army Surgeon General

UPDATE: The Washington Post explains what will be scrutizined at the field hearing, as well as why this continued investigation is so necessary:

Walter Reed Hearing to Put Spotlight on Kiley's Leadership

Josh White, Washington Post - March 5, 2007

'It Is Just Not Walter Reed'

Anne Hull and Dana Priest, Washington Post - March 5, 2007

UPDATE: This afternoon's Appropriations hearing on Walter Reed has been postponed due to the morning panel testimony extending into this afternoon. The hearing will be rescheduled.