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Enzi blocks bill to extend Agent Orange benefits to Navy vets

Legislation killed due to cost, according to senator

WASHINGTON, DC – A bill overwhelmingly supported by the U.S. House of Representatives was killed in the Senate on Monday, when Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming objected, citing the increasing cost of care for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange and various herbicides during the Vietnam War.

House Resolution 299, the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017” would have provided Veterans Adm...