Biden signs ‘burn pits’ help for vets

64 views – WXXV Staff – 2022-08-10 14:22:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal services for millions of who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.”

“We owe you,” Biden said. “You’re the backbone. You’re the steel. You’re the sinew. You’re the very fiber that makes this country what it is.”

The law, which Biden described as long overdue, caps a years-long battle to ensure treatment for chronic illnesses that veterans have blamed on burn pits, which were used to dispose of chemicals,…

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