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Senate passes bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits

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A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. He has said the bill “makes good on our sacred obligation” to care for veterans and their families.
Senate passes bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits
13 days ago·Washington, United States

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The Independent

Jon Stewart celebrates after Senate passes burn pit bill a week after GOP blocked it

’Shouldn’t have been this hard,’ comedian and advocate Jon Stewart tells The Independent after the vote

13 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Senate passes burn pit exposure bill, one of the most significant expansions to veterans' benefits

The Senate passed the PACT Act, a bill that would expand health care access for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

13 days ago·United States
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CNN

Senate passes bill to help veterans affected by burn pits

The Senate voted Tuesday night to pass a long-sought bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service, sending the bill to President Joe Biden to sign into law. The final vote was 86-11.

13 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol.

13 days ago·United States
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IBTimes

After Unexpected Hurdles, Military Toxic Burn Pits Bill Passes U.S. Senate

A bill expanding healthcare coverage for veterans sickened by gases from military toxic burn pits passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night after unexpectedly getting held up by opposition from Republicans last week. The U.S. military used burn pits to dispose of waste on foreign bases until the mid-2010s. Fumes from burning everything from rubber, chemical waste, ammunitions and human feces have caused rare cancers and respiratory illnesses in ve…

13 days ago·United States
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New York Times

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments.

13 days ago·New York, United States
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