Senate Passes Bill to Expand Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits


WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to create a new entitlement program to treat veterans who may have been exposed to toxic substances from burning trash pits on U.S. military bases, sending President Biden legislation that would expand medical care eligibility to an estimated 3.5 million people. The bill was approved on a lopsided bipartisan vote, 86 to 11, only days after Repu...

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