After delay, Senate passes PACT Act for Veterans exposed to burn pits
Karah Rucker: VETERANS WHO WERE EXPOSED TO TOXIC BURN PITS DURING THEIR TIME OF SERVICE WILL NOW HAVE ACCESS TO NEW HEALTHCARE BENEFITS UNDER A NEW BILL.
THE MEASURE PASSING YESTERDAY WITH AN OVERWHELMING 86 TO 11 VOTE.
YES…THIS IS THE SAME VETERANS HEALTHCARE BILL THAT FAILED TO PASS LAST WEEK.
REPUBLICANS ASKED FOR THREE AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL TO CLARIFY SPENDING PURPOSES AND TO TAKE OUT UNRELATED SPENDING.
A BIPARTISAN VOTE HAS NOW EXTENDED V-A HEALTH CARE AND DISABILITY BENEFITS.
MILLIONS OF VETERANS WERE EXPOSED TO BURN PITS USED TO DISPOSE OF THINGS LIKE CHEMICALS, TIRES, PLASTICS, AND OTHER TOXIC WASTE.
Chuck Schumer: “For decades, many of our nation’s veterans have endured a shameful reality. They went abroad to serve our country, bravely, got sick from toxic exposure in the line of duty, but came home and learned they didn’t qualify for the benefits they needed to treat their illnesses.”
Karah Rucker: THE BILL WILL NOW GO TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DESK TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW.