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VA to host town halls nationwide and Pa., for vets exposed to toxic substances  

BY: - December 6, 2022

More than 90 VA facilities around the country, including sites in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are slated to hold in-person sessions.

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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 in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits

BY: and - August 2, 2022

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.