US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits
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However, until recently, the Blue Water veterans were not eligible for the same disability benefits as those who served inside Vietnam itself. This bill would also extend..
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) praised the passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (H.R. 299). The House of Representatives passed the bill last night with a vote of 410-0. It now moves to the Senate for a vote. The bill would provide benefits to 90,000 Blue Water Navy veterans who were exposed to dioxin – a toxin found in Agent Orange —
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.
The passed legislation, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, would extend the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange to veterans who served offshore of Vietnam.
The high-water mark for veteran advocates might have been reached in June when the House passed a Blue Water Navy bill. water benefits, accepting Isakson’s idea to continue to protect all disabled.
The dedicated Navy Veterans who served our country in the Blue Water of Vietnam have not had the same access to the benefits and disability compensation as those who served on the mainland. These men and women deserve better. I’m proud that the House was able to come together today and pass H.R. 299.
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) met Tuesday with Robert Wilkie to try to coax the new VA secretary out of his department’s newly stiffened opposition to a House-passed bill that would extend VA. this fall.
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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. us, we turned to the courts and won. I implore you to refrain from marginalizing that victory with the limiting language of the present bill.” Wells said he.
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