U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits

By: and - August 2, 2022 6:44 pm
Veterans groups on Capitol Hill holding signs in support of the PACT Act

Veterans and supporters of the PACT act demonstrate outside the U.S. Capitol Building ahead of a vote on the bill on Aug. 2, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators from veterans-rights groups including the Wounded Warrior Project, Burn Pit 360 and the American Legion, have stood outside the Capitol Building in protest to call on the U.S. Senate to pass the bill which expands health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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