VA rips ‘blue water’ Agent Orange bill, urges Senate to sink it

Tom Philpott, Stars and Stripes, August 2, 2018


Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they strongly oppose passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299), which would extend Agent Orange disability benefits and health care to between 70,000 and 90,000 veterans who served aboard ships in territorial waters off Vietnam during the war, and today suffer ailments associated with herbicides sprayed across its jungles for years.


For more information, see: https://www.stripes.com/va-rips-blue-water-agent-orange-bill-urges-senate-to-sink-it-1.540645 

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