Don Bacon voted against delivering better care to Nebraska veterans exposed to toxic chemicals

When GOP Rep. Don Bacon had the chance to improve the care provided to American servicemen and women exposed to toxic chemicals and other dangers yesterday, he voted no.
Thankfully, House Democrats passed the Honoring our PACT Act despite Bacon and many House Republicans’ callous opposition. The bipartisan bill is the most ambitious legislation targeting military toxic exposure since the Vietnam War and is supported by 11 veterans service organizations.

The Honoring Our PACT Act will:

  • Provide health care to as many as 3.5 million veterans exposed to airborne hazards and burn pits
  • Automatically qualify veterans with specified conditions from toxic exposure for VA health care and disability benefits
  • Streamline the VA’s review process and require standardized training & conduct outreach
Said DCCC Spokesperson Johanna Warshaw: “When it came time to honor Nebraska veterans who risked their lives protecting our country with the benefits they deserve, Don Bacon voted no.”

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