Committee Uses Funding Power to Demand Fort Hood Answers From DOJ

Many of the Fort Hood victims have filed a lawsuit against the military alleging the "workplace violence" designation means that in addition to not receiving Purple Hearts, they are receiving lower priority access to medical care as veterans, and a loss of financial benefits available to those whose injuries are classified as "combat related."

In ABC News' "Nightline" report, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the military is "committed to the highest care of those in our military family."

"The Department of Defense is also committed to the integrity of the ongoing court martial proceedings of Major Nidal Hasan and for that reason will not at this time further characterize the incident," he said then.

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