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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:21 PM

House to vote on bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits

The House is poised to pass legislation that would dramatically boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The bill set for a vote on Thursday has the backing of the nation's major veterans groups and underscores the continued cost of war years after the fighting has stopped. If passed into law, it would increase spending by more than $300 billion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

"If we're not willing to pay the price of war, we shouldn't go," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The bill would open up Department of Veterans Affairs health care to millions of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service even if they don't have a service-connected disability.

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/03/1084114117/house-to-vote-on-bill-to-help-veterans-exposed-to-burn-pits
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Watch all the RepubliQans vote NO.

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SWBTATTReg Mar 2022 #1

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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:32 PM

1. This issue has come up before, w/ burn pits at Groom Lake/Area 51, and the issue was (1) Area 51

was unknown at the time/unack. by the Federal Government, thus, everything that these people were exposed to, via the burn pits was pretty well muted by secrecy, a terrible way to treat our Vets.

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