Senate passes bipartisan bill expanding VA health care to veterans exposed to toxins and burn pits

The Senate today voted to pass bipartisan legislation to expand VA health care eligibility for generations of veterans exposed to toxic substances and burn pits. The bill is backed by Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, a Gulf War veteran.

A press release from Senator Kelly’s office outlines the main components of the plan, including expanded VA health care eligibility to Post-9/11 combat veterans, which includes more than 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins.

By: KNAU Staff