DAV statement on Senate blockage of Honoring our PACT Act

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DAV is extremely disappointed in the outcome of yesterday’s Senate cloture vote on the Honoring our PACT Act, which already passed 84-14 out of the same body just last month. The 25 Senators who changed their positions since then have now effectively denied millions of veterans who were exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, radiation and other toxic substances access to the health care and benefits they earned in service to our nation. We call on the Senate to remain in session until this important legislation is passed and sent to the White House for the president’s signature. Time is a luxury generations of veterans made ill due to toxic exposures no longer have.