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House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., prepares for final appropriations work before he retires. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rodents and Rot: Defense Facilities 'Failing'
Senate finds a quarter of U.S. military facilities are falling apart

The Senate Appropriations Committee reports that the military is having problems maintaining its facilities. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images file photo)

A quarter of the U.S. military’s facilities are falling apart, the Senate Appropriations Committee says.  

“According to recent facility condition assessment data, one in four Defense facilities are rated as being in poor or failing condition,” the committee wrote in a report  accompanying the fiscal 2017 Milcon-VA spending bill that the panel approved Thursday.