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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Enzi blocks bill to extend Agent Orange benefits to Navy vets

Legislation killed due to cost, according to senator

 

December 13, 2018



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 Administration benefits, in the form of health care and disability compensation, to thousands of naval veterans serving in Southeast Asia, including Korea, from 1962 to 1975, with health proble...



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