U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Wednesday urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to consider all options before recommending a site for an outpatient clinic.
Claire Hassett, a spokeswoman for Mikulski, said the senator sent a letter to VA officials in Washington, D.C., asking that officials pick the location that will serve the greatest number of veterans.
Officials at the VA Medical Center east of Martinsburg, W.Va., said Hagerstown was their first choice, but county commissioners in Frederick, Md., last week suggested their county for the site.
Hassett said all options should be considered.
"No paperwork has been signed or anything like that," she said. "We know the window is closing, but it's not closed yet."