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NVLSP Commends Bipartisan Senate Passage of PACT ACT

Released 8/2/22 | Tags: Agent Orange, Burn Pits, Congressional Legislation, Toxic Exposures, Veteran's Benefits

NVLSP Commends Bipartisan Senate Passage of The Honoring Our PACT Act


WASHINGTON --The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) commends Chairman Tester and Ranking Member Moran for their bipartisan leadership and steadfast efforts to ensure that the historic Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act passed the Senate and that our government makes good on its promise to our veterans.  We are grateful for all the Senators who voted for the PACT Act and who recognized the moral imperative to take care of our veterans.  

The PACT Act is the most comprehensive toxic exposure legislation in decades and will provide coverage for millions of veterans suffering from toxic exposures including radiation as well as Agent Orange and burn pits. We urge President Biden to sign the bill into law immediately. The PACT Act is long overdue and will provide critical health care and other benefits to veterans suffering from the devastating effects of toxic exposures as a result their military service.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veterans service organization that has served active duty military personnel and veterans since 1981. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to its 22 million veterans and active duty personnel by ensuring they have the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. NVLSP has represented veterans in lawsuits that compelled enforcement of the law where the VA or other military services denied benefits to veterans in violation of the law. NVLSP’s success in these lawsuits has resulted in more than $5.2 billion dollars being awarded in disability, death and medical benefits to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their survivors. NVLSP offers training for attorneys and other advocates; connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help when seeking disability benefits; publishes the nation's definitive guide on veteran benefits; and represents and litigates for veterans and their families before the VA, military discharge review agencies and federal courts. For more information go to www.nvlsp.org.

Media contact:
Patty Briotta, office 202-621-5698, patty@nvlsp.org

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