On March 3, 2022, in a bipartisan vote, the House passed H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act. It is now up to the Senate to pass this historic comprehensive toxic exposure legislation that will impact all generations of veterans. Over 40 veteran and military service organizations support the Honoring Our PACT Act.
DAV testified before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on March 29, in support of this legislation that would:
- Provide health care based on toxic exposures;
- Add 23 burn pit and toxic exposure-related diseases;
- Add hypertension as a presumptive disease associated with Agent Orange exposure;
- Concede exposure to burn pits and toxic environments;
- Provide a new framework for establishing presumptive diseases in the future;
- Expand radiation-risk activities to include veterans who participated in radiation cleanup at Enewetak Atoll, Palomares, Spain and Thule, Greenland;
- Include Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Guam, American Samoa and Johnston Atoll as conceded locations for Agent Orange exposure; and
- Require registries for veterans who served at Ft. McClellan and for those exposed to PFAS chemicals.
The Senate will be voting on the Honoring Our PACT Act soon. Contact your Senators today and urge them to vote “YES” for the Honoring Our PACT Act. This bill provides a truly comprehensive solution to toxic exposures and our fellow veterans and their families can’t afford to wait.
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