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

American Legion-supported legislation extending disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure to Blue Water Navy veterans unanimously passed in the U.S. Senate June 12 and will now go to the White House. H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy vietnam veterans act of 2019, passed 410-0 in the House of.

A previous version of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was unanimously passed in the House but stalled in the Senate when Sen,

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The Senate has unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, meaning the bill is now headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law. This is a tremendous development for our veterans, and one we were not able to accomplish last year: the bill passed the House but never made it out.

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Blue Water Navy - Procopio v Wilkie Bill to extend benefits to ‘Blue Water’ Navy Vietnam vets passes U.S. Senate. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 passed the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to.

"I hope my colleagues in the House and Senate waste no time in passing this bill and sending it to President Trump so we can ensure that Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the benefits they.

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The Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to extend disability benefits to veterans who served on Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam, signaling the end of a decades-long fight for these.

The Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to extend disability benefits to veterans who served on Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam, signaling the end of a decades-long fight for these former sailors and Marines to receive compensation for diseases presumed to be caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants used during the Vietnam War.

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