WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s (Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – historic, bipartisan Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Biden. This legislation delivers all generations of toxic-exposed veterans their earned health care and benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time in the nation’s history. For more than a year, Sen. Moran and Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) led negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, Ranking Member Mike Bost, the Biden administration, Veterans Service Organizations and advocates.
“The PACT Act delivers on a promise made to our veterans that if someone serves in our military, we will take care of them and provide them with the benefits they have earned through their service,” said Sen. Moran. “From Vietnam veterans suffering from Agent Orange to the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans exposed to burn pits during their deployments, our nation’s veterans and their families will no longer have to fear being turned away from the VA for illnesses connected to toxic exposure. The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act will make good on our promise to take care of our veterans by delivering all generations of toxic-exposed veterans their earned health care and benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
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