Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits

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Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits

Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand , Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits.

NBC News reports President Biden signed the legislation on Aug.

10.

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According to a White House official, the bipartisan bill is the biggest expansion of benefits and health care for veterans in over 30 years.

Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , โ€œveterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle โ€” they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.โ€.

Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , โ€œveterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle โ€” they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.โ€.

Biden said he witnessed burn pits during his visits to Iraq while he was a senator and a vice president.

Burn pits the size of football fields, an incinerated waste of war such as tires, poisonous chemicals, jet fuel, and so much I wonโ€™t even mention.

, President Biden, via statement.

A lot of places where our soldiers were sleeping were literally a quarter mile, half mile away from it, President Biden, via statement.

NBC News reports that the bill is a personal matter for the president.

As his son, Beau, served in Iraq and later died of brain cancer.

Biden has often said he believes his son's cancer was related to being exposed to burn pits.

When they came home, many of the fittest and best warriors that we sent to war were not the same.

Headaches, numbness, dizziness, cancer.

My son, Beau, was one of them, President Biden, via statement.

NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411.

NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411


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