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August 18, 2014

Congressmen call for hearings into contractor's loss of service members cars

Two Congressmen said Monday they want the House Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on problems with a federal contractor that led to the disappearance of hundreds of privately owned vehicles belong to military members who have served overseas.

Two metro-east congressmen -- U.S. representatives Bill Enyart, D-Belleville; and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville -- said Monday they want the House Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on problems with a federal contractor that led to the disappearance of hundreds of privately owned vehicles belong to military members who have served overseas.

The U.S. Transportation Command, based at Scott Air Force Base, plans to send survey teams around the globe next week to search for the missing trucks and cars, the News-Democrat reported Sunday.

The vehicles were entrusted to International Auto Logistics, of Brunswick, Ga., which took over a five-year, nearly $1 billion contract to ship the privately owned cars and trucks.

Enyart, who sits on the armed services panel, said he has the greatest respect for Transcom.

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