New Biden campaign ad highlights the PACT Act on Veterans Day weekend
A new Biden-Harris campaign ad highlights the PACT Act on Veterans' Day weekend, which made it easier for veterans exposed to burn pits to receive benefits.
VA reports major uptick in veterans’ care after passage of toxic exposure law
The PACT Act provides that roughly two dozen chronic conditions and illnesses are presumed to be caused by breathing toxins from open burn pits or exposure to other hazards, including Agent Orange and radiation.
Pa. Rep. Deluzio celebrates budget protections for veterans’ healthcare
'We veterans also know and keep a watchful eye on those who utilize us as bargaining chips,' veteran Craig Romanovich said.
VA to host town halls nationwide and Pa., for vets exposed to toxic substances
More than 90 VA facilities around the country, including sites in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are slated to hold in-person sessions.
Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion
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 in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits
The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure due to objections from Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Veterans advocacy groups were intensely critical of the delay as well.