Sen. Pat Toomey's office announced this afternoon that Toomey has asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki how the agency is addressing the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Pittsburgh VA hospital.
Toomey wrote in the Dec. 4 letter:
"I respectfully request information regarding the steps that are currently being taken to address the Legionnaires' outbreak and the plans being formulated to ensure the safety of current and future patients at all facilities in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The men and women who have bravely served our country deserve to know that their health care needs will be met in a safe and secure environment."
Toomey's counterpart, Sen. Bob Casey, has also written to Shinseki, asking for information about the cause of the outbreak.