Bipartisan U.S. Senate bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits edges toward passage

By: - June 8, 2022 3:45 pm
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas speaks at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas speaks at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

 

Jon Stewart appears with veterans at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., to speak about legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)
Jon Stewart appears with veterans at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., to speak about legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

 

Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, speaks at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)
Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, speaks at a news conference June 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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