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

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act will "finally eliminate a 17-year barrier" that "denied access to VA benefits for the scourge of Agent Orange illnesses" and is "a long overdue justice for people who served in the Vietnam conflict," Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., said, adding that the House should "force the Senate to do the.

The bill unanimously passed the House, 410 – 0. "I applaud the House’s passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act," said Roe. "This bill will ensure that our Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the long overdue benefits that they earned. Last Congress, while I was Chairman of the Committee, the House unanimously passed nearly identical legislation. Unfortunately, despite the steadfast efforts of Chairman Isakson and Ranking Member Tester, that bill stalled in the Senate.

Legislation to streamline the process for obtaining benefits for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange unanimously passed the House of Representatives last week. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam.

Blue Water Navy veterans will receive disability benefits for toxic Agent Orange exposure The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 aims to grant Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to "Blue Water" Navy veterans who served aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships.

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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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would extend eligibility for disability compensation. "I must say that it is a bit disheartening to see a bill that was passed unanimously by the House.

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Legislation to expand benefits for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would change current.