The proper care and treatment of soldiers is a bipartisan issue for Senator Bond and he says he supports Senator McCaskill and Illinois Senator Brack Obama’s legislation to overhaul the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The national press has spotlighted the center for it’s poor conditions and stalling management that have stagnated any plans for improvement. Senator McCaskill says the Center that greets soldiers needing medical attention right now is unacceptable.

Bond says he agrees and says McCaskill and Obama’s legislation to improve the condition of the facilities and inspection, eliminate operational red tape, provide counceling service for service members and provide oversight to monitor the center’s progress is necessary. He says the nation must never forget the soldiers who dedicate their lives to defending its freedom and who have paid for that dedication with serious injuries.

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