President Signs PACT Act into Law

This week President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act into law – a bill that expands health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins.

According to an article published by Stars and Stripes, “The bill seeks to provide an easier path to health care and benefits for veterans who served near open-air burn pits, which were used throughout the 1990s and the post-9/11 wars to burn garbage, jet fuel and other materials. Veterans diagnosed with cancer, respiratory issues and lung disease at young ages have blamed exposure to the toxic fumes from these pits, but the Department of Veterans Affairs contended for years that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support their claims.”