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Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Army Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, joins veterans advocacy groups, activists, politicians and fellow victims’ families during a news conference about military burn pits legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden has said burn pits — which incinerated medical and hazard material, jet fuel and other substances — were one of the many dangers U.S. soldiers faced during deployments. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thousands of veterans deluge VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care

BY: - November 28, 2022

The VA is hiring more employees to provide health care and process applications. But a short-term backlog still is expected.

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President Joe Biden applauds Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, after signing the PACT Act on Aug. 10, 2022. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion

BY: - August 19, 2022

Most important, the PACT Act removes the burden of proof and gives veterans the benefit of doubt at a time of desperate need.

U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange

BY: - June 16, 2022

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the bill, saying it '[substituted] Congress’ political judgment in place of available evidence.'Je