US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits

Bill to extend benefits to ‘Blue Water’ Navy Vietnam vets passes U.S. Senate. The blue water navy vietnam veterans Act of 2019 will:. The bill already passed unanimously in the House but.

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy vietnam veterans act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans is now headed to the president’s desk for a signature. The blue water bill already passed the House unanimously just before Memorial Day.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Chairman Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but stalled in the Senate.

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H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, passed unanimously out of the House June 25, with a vote of 382-0. The legislation will extend disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange to Blue Water Navy veterans.

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The bill unanimously passed the House, 410 – 0. "I applaud the House’s passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act," said Roe. "This bill will ensure that our Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the long overdue benefits that they earned. Last Congress, while I was Chairman of the Committee, the House unanimously passed nearly.

GOP Senator Blocks Vietnam Veterans' Benefits The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Rep. Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but stalled in the Senate.

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The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to extend disability benefits to thousands of veterans who served on Navy ships in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

House Veterans affairs committee chairman rep. Mark Takano, D-California, said Wednesday that passage of the Blue Water Navy bill, H.R. 299, finally "delivers on a promise made to. veterans." "Tonight, we can finally tell the tens of thousands of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied.