Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

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All were exposed to the toxic fumes and chemicals released by burn pits while deployed. While over 175,000 veterans have voluntarily registered their names in the burn pit registry, the Department of Veterans Affairs has admitted there are 3.7 million service members who may be eligible due to their exposure to these same toxic burn pits.

“I think our focus now is going to be making sure the federal government is creating all the backup and information that state and local officials need, rather than getting into trying to manage state.

Demanding Answers and Recognition of Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.However, based on deployment numbers, the actual exposure rate is.

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So, yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – Hawaii) and Rep. Brian Mast (R – Fl.) – along with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – introduced the Burn Pits Accountability Act (HR 5671). The bipartisan bill calls for evaluation of the extent of the exposure of US servicemembers to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi, said in a press conference Wednesday that there’s a push on Capitol Hill for approval of the Burn Pits Accountability Act. (gabbard.house.gov) Congressional members from both sides of the aisle came together on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to fast-track a benefits package that would provide assistance to veterans who became ill after their exposure to burn pits.

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