National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) Executive Director Paul Wright issued the following statement in response to the Senate's vote to block Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act last night. The PACT Act is the most comprehensive toxic exposure legislation in decades and could provide coverage for millions of veterans suffering from toxic exposures including radiation as well as Agent Orange and burn pits.
Statement from National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)
Executive Director Paul Wright
NVLSP is outraged at the vote to block the passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act in the Senate. Veterans suffering from the devastating effects of toxic exposures do not have time to waste or wait to receive the medical care and benefits our country owes them. Veterans are dying or critically ill because of their service to our country. The Senate needs to live up to its promise to our veterans now—our veterans don’t have a recess from their illnesses neither should the Senate. It’s time to put politics aside and do the right thing for veterans. Pass the PACT Act now.