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Committee seeks VA records about suspected shooter

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The chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee is seeking details about any VA health care or other services provided to the suspect in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.

Republican Rep. Jeff Miller made the request in a letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Miller also sought information about whether the suspect, Aaron Alexis, had missed any appointments or had any pending.

The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee made a similar request.

Federal law enforcement officials said Alexis had been suffering a host of serious mental problems, including paranoia and a sleep disorder, and VA health providers had been treating him since August.

The VA has referred questions about Alexis to the FBI.

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

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