U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today issued the following statement regarding reports of possible casework deficiencies at Fort Lewis’ Madigan Army Medical Center:

“I’m very concerned about recent reports of neglect at Walter Reed and possible casework deficiencies at Fort Lewis' Madigan Army Medical Center.  My staff and I are looking into these reports.  In the meantime, I look forward to Thursday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing on these issues, where I hope to get some answers on behalf of my constituents.

“It is absolutely essential that returning service members get the best possible medical care.”