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Congressman Horsford: With Landmark Veteran Benefits Bill, Democrats Put People over Politics
LAS VEGAS – Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) celebrated the Senate’s passage of historic legislation expanding access to care for Nevada veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty. Championed by Democrats in both Chambers of Congress, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act overcame widely-condemned Republican obstruction and will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law. This life-saving legislation extends critical VA benefits to as many as 3.5 million veterans across the country and will recognize toxic exposures as a cost of war that must be covered.
“When they joined our armed forces, our veterans were given a solemn promise by our country that when they came home they would receive care, and I am committed to making good on that sacred obligation,” said Congressman Horsford. “Our sick veterans and their families and caregivers deserve better than to be treated as pawns in a petty political fight, and I am pleased that they will not have to wait any longer for the health care they need. By sending this bill to the President’s desk, we will be protecting the health of those who fought to […]