Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Act

Last night, Senator Dan Sullivan and Senator Joe Manchin III reintroduced the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Act (S.437). This legislation—which was originally introduced as S.2950 during the 116th Congress—is based on an original DAV concept that would help veterans cut through red tape in the VA disability claims process by conceding exposure to burn pits for certain locations. With its reintroduction, we’re providing the following comment from DAV National Commander Butch Whitehead:

“Our nation has a solemn duty to care for those suffering long-term, negative health effects from toxic exposure to open air burn pits during their military service. Today’s reintroduction of the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act helps us further fulfill that duty. DAV thanks Senators Sullivan and Manchin for their leadership in this bipartisan effort that will help eliminate red tape and assist affected veterans seeking benefits for disabilities related to burn pits.”

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