Aid for Toxin-Exposed Veterans Passed by House After Tax Fix

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Legislation to expand health-care coverage for burn pit-exposed veterans passes the House 342-88 on Wednesday.

  • The bill, an amended version of S. 3373, would expand healthcare eligibility to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins
  • The Senate passed a previous version of the bill (H.S. 3967) with a tax provision that raised constitutional concerns
  • The Senate must clear the bill next, before it is sent to President Joe Biden
  • Related: BGOV Bill Summary: Benefits for Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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