US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits


House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, said Wednesday that passage of the Blue Water Navy bill, H.R. 299, finally "delivers on a promise made to. veterans." "Tonight, we can finally tell the tens of thousands of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied.

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Tuesday co-sponsored by Representative Elaine Luria to extend disability benefits to Vietnam-era Navy veterans who have fought for years to prove they were exposed to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.

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Tonight, the House will vote to pass the bipartisan blue water navy vietnam veterans Act (HR299), a bill I helped introduce this year alongside.. seeks to expand benefits for thousands of our nation's “blue water” Navy Vietnam veterans. In February, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that presumptive service.

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'Blue Water Navy' vets served miles off the coast of Vietnam, far from. Congress shouldn't ignore science in extending Agent Orange benefits. About a month ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill to summarily.

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Introduced in House (01/05/2017) Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam. Loading.

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she cosponsored and supported in a prior Committee vote last week. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Amata and other Congressional leaders held a press event on the U.S. Capitol grounds in support of the Blue Water Navy Veterans and

As many as 90000 ailing “Blue Water Navy” veterans are likely to have to. to amend the House-passed Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR. to strongly oppose the extension of Agent Orange-related benefits to sailors. of the four largest veteran service organizations – The American Legion,

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