Mammoth Toxic Exposure Push in Congress

May 25, 2021

As reported May 5 by Steve Beynon for Military.com, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) is aiming for a seismic move to open up care and disability to a half-century worth of veterans sickened by toxic exposure, in what could be one of the largest healthcare efforts on Capitol Hill in years. The House is looking at 15 bills, ranging from incremental improvements to help veterans navigate bureaucracy at the VA to expanding healthcare to those exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, radiation, and other toxic environments. Takano said the bills “offer a blueprint” for a legislative package.
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