Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served 'raw, moldy food' at Capitol

Washington (CNN) A bipartisan group of members of Michigan's congressional delegation sent the chief of the National Guard a letter Tuesday complaining about the food being provided to members of the state's National Guard while stationed at the US Capitol.
"Recently, there have been several reports regarding the poor quality of food that is being provided to these service members," the lawmakers wrote .
"Michigan National Guard members stationed in our nation's capital have repeatedly and personally brought these concerns directly to our offices and to the leadership of the National Guard.
These reports include meals being provided that are badly undercooked, raw, moldy, and even filled with metal shavings."
The 14 Michigan House members who signed the letter blamed the poor food service on contractors hired to support the federal response to secure the Capitol and said some guardsmen have been hospitalized.
"It is clear that these contracted meals are poorly prepared, oftentimes inedible and highly inadequate to support our soldiers," they wrote.
"It is completely unacceptable that our men and woman serving in Washington, DC are being hospitalized due to the food they are being provided."
The lawmakers did not say how many guardsmen have been hospitalized or provide any further details on that point.
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