Continued Delays Expected for Burn Pits Benefits Bill

The approval of a nearly $300-billion measure toxic exposure bill for veterans is now hinged on a governmental accounting dispute.

According to an article published by, “The bill advanced on a 342–88 vote in the House two weeks ago with significant Republican support and was supported by 34 Republicans in the Senate during an 84–14 vote in June. But last week…25 Republicans flipped their vote to block the measure, saying they have newfound concerns with accounting issues that Democrats inserted into the measure.”