Veterans Groups Say U.S. Veterans Victims of GOP, Dems “Political Games”

August 1, 2022

Last Wednesday, 80 percent of Senate Republicans - including Louisiana Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy - banded together to delay the passage of the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT Act). The legislation would provide healthcare for as many as 3.5 million veterans suffering from a variety of illnesses, including terminal cancers, after being exposed to toxic burn pits, radiation, and Agent Orange herbicide while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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