06.16.22

Daines Supports Historic Veterans’ Health Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the bipartisan “Honoring Our PACT Act” that would provide care and support to Montana veterans suffering from toxic exposure and other related health conditions. 

“Montana veterans served our nation with honor, and it is our duty to ensure they have the care and services they need when they return home. The ‘Honoring Our PACT Act’ will ensure that the men and women who have suffered from toxic exposure while bravely defending our country receive the support they deserve. I look forward to seeing this bipartisan bill signed into law,” Daines said. 

Read the bill text HERE.

The “Honoring Our PACT Act”: 

·         Recognizes certain toxic exposures that occurred during the post-9/11 era.

·         Creates a pathway for veteran health care in regards to these toxic exposures.

·         Establishes a list of disease presumptives associated with post-9/11 toxic exposures.

·         Expands the list of Agent Orange disease presumptives.

 

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