US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits

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The House Veterans Affairs Committee wants to extend Agent Orange disability benefits to 90,000 "Blue Water" Navy veterans of the Vietnam War by raising funding fees under the VA home loan program -.

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Chairman Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but.

The Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to extend disability benefits to veterans who served on Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam, signaling the end of a decades-long fight for these.

The bill aims to extend Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits to thousands of "blue water" vietnam war navy veterans who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals while serving off.

Rep. tulsi gabbard: burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation Atomic veterans deserve better Beyond compensation, many atomic veterans want to be recognized for their sacrifice. In 1983, president ronald reagan issued a proclamation making july 16 national atomic Veterans’ Day. But it was a one-time event. year after year, bills have been introduced in Congress to create a service medal for atomic veterans.Armories now available for events Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation [Washington Examiner] Marine Cpl. Nicholas James Wrobel passed away due to respiratory and cardiac failure. He was 24 years old. Air force tech. sgt. Jessica Sweet died of acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 30 years old and left behind a husband and three young children.

The bill unanimously passed the House, 410 – 0. "I applaud the House’s passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act," said Roe. "This bill will ensure that our Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the long overdue benefits that they earned. Last Congress, while I was Chairman of the Committee, the House unanimously passed nearly identical legislation. Unfortunately, despite the steadfast efforts of Chairman Isakson and Ranking Member Tester, that bill stalled in the Senate.

Because of concerns about Agent Orange, more than one-quarter of the 1 million Vietnam veterans receiving disability. who joined in recent months to oppose the House bill’s method of funding Blue.

Blue Water Navy Veterans Update (December 2018) Senate Unanimously Passes the Blue Water Navy Vietnam. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Mark Takano released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, H.R. 299. "Tonight, we can finally tell the tens of thousands of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied benefits that justice is finally coming.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 aims to grant Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to "Blue Water" Navy veterans who served aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships but had been deemed ineligible for the same disability benefits as others who served on the ground and inland waterways.