• Senate passes PACT Act, providing billions in aid for US veterans exposed to burn pits, after 41 GOP senators blocked passage last week

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Veterans and supporters of the PACT act demonstrate outside the U.S. Capitol Building on August 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
    The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that will provide aid to veterans exposed to burn pits.
    The measure was approved by a vote of 86-11.
    The legislation will become law when is is signed by President Joe Biden.
    The US Senate voted 86-11 on Tuesday to provide billions of dollars in new aid to military veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other sources of potentially lethal toxins while deployed abroad. The PACT Act...
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  • Here are the 11 Republicans who voted against the PACT Act, which boosts healthcare for veterans exposed to toxins during war

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Negotiations in the U.S. Senate continue for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
    The Senate voted 86-11 on Tuesday to approve the PACT Act.
    The bill increases healthcare funding and access for military veterans.
    All 11 votes against the measure came from Republicans.
    Eleven Republican senators voted Tuesday against a bipartisan measure, the PACT Act, that is designed to help veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals while deployed abroad. The bill was approved in the Senate by a vote of 86-11 a week after 41 Republicans elected to stall the final passage of...
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  • Senate Passes Bill Benefiting Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits-With Overwhelming GOP Support

    6 days ago - By Forbes

    Dozens of Republican senators switched their votes after blocking the bill last week.
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