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Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep.Raul Ruiz, Jon Stewart, Veterans Advocates Announce Landmark Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), veterans advocate Jon Stewart, 9/11 activist John Feal, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, and many veterans advocates, held a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol to announce new landmark legislation, the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2020. The bill would streamline the process for veterans to obtain VA benefits for illness due to exposure to burn pit and other toxic exposures. Approximately 3.5 million veterans have been exposed to burn pits that spewed toxic fumes and carcinogens into the air. [more]

Released 9/15/20 | Tags: Congressional Legislation, Veteran's Benefits

NVLSP PACER Win in The Washington Post:

Federal judiciary is overcharging for access to public records online

The federal judiciary is overcharging for public access to online court records, an appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could result in lower fees to search and download case documents. [more]

Released 8/10/20 | Tags:

Democratic Senators Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimburse Veterans’ Emergency Health Claims

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced legislation today that would mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans’ emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran’s private insurance. [more]

Released 7/1/20 | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

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