Congress Passes “Agent Orange” Bill

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The U.S Congress passed H.R. 3967, otherwise known as the “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics of 2021.”

The legislation aims to improve healthcare and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances and includes a presumption of service connection for veterans who served in Guam and are suffering illnesses related to the exposure of Agent Orange.

According to the Office of the Speaker – Speaker Therese Terlaje reports that she is grateful for the support the legislation has garnered and hopes it will find equal support by the US Senate to be passed.