Legislative Updates: 114th Congress
Rep Deutch Cosponsors Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act
Congressman Ted Deutch has signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 969, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This legislation would grant presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to US service members who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, enabling eligible veterans to receive expedited consideration for VA benefits if they suffer from any of the diseases the US government has linked to Agent Orange.
When our servicemen and women complete their tours of duty, they deserve first class treatment upon returning home. The debt we owe to our veterans is immeasurable, and we must provide quality health care and benefits for members of our Armed Services.
A copy of H.R. 969 is available here.