G.O.P. Reversal Imperils Burn Pits Bill to Treat Veterans
Several Republicans who had backed the measure blocked it last week, drawing ire from Democrats and veterans groups who expected quick enactment. Another vote is planned for this week. Sgt. Richard Ganske maneuvering trash in a burn pit in Iraq in 2004. Exposure from trash fires is believed to have led to a number of ailments and respiratory illnesses among veterans.