Blue Water Navy bill gains traction

A court ruling that went against opposition from the Department of Veterans Affairs caused a bipartisan push in Congress on a bill to get Agent Orange benefits for “Blue Water Navy” veterans.

This court ruling could extend benefits and health care to an estimated 90,000 veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam.

However, in an article published by the Military Times, the VA states that it has yet to decide whether to appeal the decision or continue to oppose congressional efforts to pass the “Blue Water Navy” veterans bill.

According to a VA spokesman, the “VA is reviewing this decision and will determine an appropriate response,”.

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