Senate Passes Burn Pits Legislation, Expanding Benefits for Veterans


fight for america Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments. Demonstrators outside the Capitol on Monday. Republicans blocked the legislation last week, but it cleared the Senate on Tuesday and will go to President Biden for his signature.

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