Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits


Last updated 8/2/2022 at 7:31pm

Staff and wire report

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

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, who extensively rewrote the original bill in a bipartisan effort with Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, praised the bill’s passage.

“Today, the Senate took a historic step today to deliver all era...

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